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    July 30, 2014

    Scrutinizing NSF research

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

    July 15, 2014

    Investigating Research Crimes

    As an institution’s chief detective for enforcing research ethics, the research integrity officer must blend investigative, bureaucratic, and scientific skills.

    May 28, 2014

    Guardians of Science

    Scientist-investigators at the U.S. Office of Research Integrity are on the front lines of the war to protect the scientific literature.

    November 30, 2012

    Time Off for Dad

    Paternity leave helps fathers and mothers advance their careers; too bad it's not more common.

    January 13, 2012

    Shifting Sands in Northeastern Brazil

    Physician-scientist Selma Jeronimo is looking for ways to control the spread of leishmaniasis.

    January 13, 2012

    Brazil's Science Culture Shock

    Physicist Mauro Copelli is working to foster a less bureaucratic, sustainable research culture at his university in northeastern Brazil.

    January 13, 2012

    Building Up Brazilian Brain Research

    Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis has turned his São Paulo lab into an epicenter of brain-machine interface research.

    January 13, 2012

    Science in Northeastern Brazil

    Outside Brazil's major scientific hubs, progress requires the right balance of patience and impatience.

    July 29, 2011

    Science in Namibia

    In a new series, Science Careers shows what it's like to do science in different parts of the world, starting with Namibia.

    July 29, 2011

    Seeking Drug Targets in Indigenous Plants

    Davis Mumbengegwi first started asking himself scientific questions during high school in Zimbabwe. "There are lots of...
    July 29, 2011

    Securing Food for Namibia's Future

    Namibia is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It contains two deserts -- the Namib and the Kalahari --...
    July 29, 2011

    Conflict Resolution

    Many people in Namibia depend on the resources found in nature -- plants, animals, grazing land, and limited water...
    July 29, 2011

    Enjoying the View

    When Riaan Steenkamp joined the faculty of the University of Namibia in 1994, the university was new and the country...
    March 18, 2011

    Hunting Ghosts

    An industry spokesperson claims the ghostwriting problem is fixed, but critics of the practice disagree.

    November 12, 2010

    Ghostwriters in the Medical Literature

    Despite new disclosure requirements, ghostwriters remain a threat to the integrity of the scientific literature as well as careers.

    June 25, 2010

    Trusting the Public

    On the theory that everyone's an expert on their own environment, scientists are figuring out how to tap the experiences and observations of nonscientists.

    January 22, 2010

    Quantitative Biomedical Careers

    Physicists, mathematicians, and others are finding new ways to apply quantitative skills to biomedical sciences.

    November 13, 2009

    A Scientist Finds a Niche

    Dean Pearson overcame a slow and difficult start to make a difference observing ecological communities.

    October 02, 2009

    Flying High

    Despite a remarkable talent, Cecilia Aragon lacked the confidence she needed to be a scientist. And then she learned to fly.

    August 28, 2009

    Winning Strategies: Advice from PECASE Winners

    There are no fail-safe recipes for success, but some basic, tried-and-true principles can be counted on.