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    August 07, 2014

    Ph.D.s, come out of the closet!

    Data show that only a small percentage of Ph.D. scientists will receive tenure-track positions, so where does that leave the rest?

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 06, 2014

    Writing a winning cover letter

    For a cover letter to be effective, it must avoid doing harm, show what sets you apart, and be tailored to the institution you send it to.

    August 05, 2014

    Addressing the deeper cause of safety incidents

    A lab explosion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, shows that when it comes to safety, good intentions are only a start.

    August 05, 2014

    A Real Scientist Shortage

    With the debut of a new kit, LEGO aims to fix the scientist shortage on toy shelves.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

    August 04, 2014

    C is for citations

    Your last name influences your citation potential, a study says.

    August 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 1 August 2014

    Science in Spain … Blavatnik awards … jail time for posting a thesis online … science policy and bias … a book about openness in biology.

    Taken for Granted
    July 31, 2014

    Using a federal stick to enforce lab safety

    Why don’t federal funders demand safe academic labs?

    July 30, 2014

    Scrutinizing NSF research

    Rachael Allbritten and Aaron Manka started off pursuing academic research careers, but they ended up investigating research crimes.

    Taken for Granted
    July 29, 2014

    Puncturing a fantasy

    The key to attracting young people into science is vibrant and visible opportunity.

    July 28, 2014

    The Stressed-Out Postdoc

    The postdoc period is stressful, but there are some things postdocs can do to stay healthy and focused.

    July 25, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 25 July 2014

    A big increase proposed for NSF’s budget … a big donation for psychiatric research … a big call for proposals from NASA … small-scale efforts in fusion research

    July 24, 2014

    Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

    NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 21, 2014

    Happy Thoughts May Help Postdocs Handle Stress

    An article in the journal Stress and Health is one of the first to study the mental health of postdocs.

    July 18, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 July 2014

    CDC lapses … science publishing’s 1%… good news for WIMPs … sexual harassment and worse in fieldwork … a radical peer-review experiment.

    July 17, 2014

    Tell the Negative Committee to Shut Up

    An MIT postdoc tells the negative committee to sit down and shut up.

    July 17, 2014

    Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

    Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

    July 16, 2014

    Telephone Technique, Part One

    Professional-level telephone technique can get you hired.

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