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July 02, 2014

The Virtues of Virtual Panels

They’re not perfect, but remote review panels work, and they facilitate broader involvement in peer review.

June 30, 2014

Elite Male Faculty Employ Fewer Women

Elite male scientists trail both elite women and non-elite men in hiring female graduate students and postdocs.

May 07, 2014

Many Strikes, Never Out

NIH's new policy on grant-proposal "amendments" should relieve some anxiety, but ultimately the change may not make much of a difference.

January 14, 2014

A Surveyor of Jungles

As a woman doing field research, Priya Davidar was a pioneer in India; now she has shifted her focus to conservation.

November 19, 2013

A Career as a College Science Teacher

Yes, it is possible to have a satisfying career focused mainly on college teaching.

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

As traditional disciplines become more data-focused, traditional scientists need to become more "pi-shaped".

Noah Wilson-Rich
April 02, 2013

Pollinating His Own Science

Noah Wilson-Rich started a company to support his work in bee immunity.

Fred Stutzman
February 01, 2013

Freedom Isn't Free

To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

October 19, 2012

No Starry-Eyed Astronomer

This year, astronomer Jane Luu won two of the top prizes in astronomy. So why is she working as an engineer?

September 14, 2012

YouTube at the Bench

Video technology has the potential to dramatically improve the dissemination of lab protocols and techniques.

June 01, 2012

Just Herself

In her life and her search for gravitational waves, the MacArthur-winning MIT physicist Nergis Mavalvala is comfortable in her own skin.

January 20, 2012

Genetic Engineering on Steroids

Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

July 22, 2011

Space Cadet

As the shuttle makes its final orbits, scientist-astronaut Kathleen Rubins focuses on the future.

September 24, 2010

Making Each Other More Human

The 50-year partnership of Donald and Ada Olins is based on good communication and a shared passion for chromatin structure.

August 06, 2010

Scientist Dads Step Up

Although women still do most of the parenting, some scientist dads are taking on the role of primary caregiver.

June 04, 2010

Time to Hire a Housekeeper?

Scientists -- especially women -- may need to set traditional gender roles aside and pay someone to help them with the housework.

April 16, 2010

Conventions of Scientific Authorship

The rules and conventions of authorship are ever-changing and rarely clear, but early-career scientists need to master them.

December 11, 2009

Vocalizing Science

Ari Daniel Shapiro is leaving scientific research to produce radio programs about science and the people who do science.