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In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers
Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again
A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.
Does your job title really matter? Our columnist explores what's in a name.
Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.
In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings
Our columnist lists and describes the most common roadblocks faced by those pursuing science careers.
For the benefit of all of you applying to science graduate programs, our columnist confesses his mistakes in the hopes that you can avoid following in his footsteps.
Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.
Or how a trip to Walt Disney World tricked me into becoming a scientist.
Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.
The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.
The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.
For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.
In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.
NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.
Our columnist offers advice on presenting your work to the most difficult audience there is: children.
To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?
Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.
There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.