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    September 25, 2014

    The long harm of the law

    For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    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.

    June 26, 2014

    How to Talk to Kids About Science

    Our columnist offers advice on presenting your work to the most difficult audience there is: children.

    May 20, 2014

    Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

    To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

    April 24, 2014

    Dress to Profess: What Should Scientists Wear?

    Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.

    March 26, 2014

    Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

    There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

    February 27, 2014

    Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

    Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

    January 23, 2014

    Adjunctification Blues

    As Johns Hopkins University floats a plan to limit the number of grad students and raise their salaries, our columnist envisions an overly adjunctified world.

    December 20, 2013

    There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

    Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

    November 21, 2013

    The Postdoc: A Special Kind of Hell

    Being a postdoc, says our Experimental Error columnist, has advantages and disadvantages.

    October 24, 2013

    Searching for Truths (at Booths)

    We scientists need to get out there and sell, sell, sell, even though salesmanship isn't in our marshmallows.

    September 25, 2013

    Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

    Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

    August 22, 2013

    Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

    The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

    July 26, 2013

    Jack of One Hyperspecific Trade

    Is it really possible to be a student of all sciences? No, it isn't.

    June 28, 2013

    Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

    In his mid-30s prime, our columnist discusses the common traits of younger and older scientists.
     

    May 24, 2013

    In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

    In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

    April 26, 2013

    From Swag to Riches

    Our columnist offers tips and strategies to help you, dear reader, walk out of any exhibit hall loaded down with free corporate goods.
     

    March 22, 2013

    Sexy, Sexy Scientists

    Our sexy columnist ponders the importance of sexiness in science.

    February 22, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes, Part 2

    Our columnist continues to explore the craggy, often arbitrarily boldface landscape of the scientific resume.

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