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    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 27, 2015

    Baring it all

    Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.

    January 21, 2015

    Secrets to thriving in graduate school

    A postdoc offers tips on navigating the pothole-riddled road to Ph.D. glory.

    January 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 January 2015

    Paying peer reviewers … anything for an education … working with journalists … brilliant women … Working Life

    January 15, 2015

    The funny thing about wanting something badly

    It’s good to want something, but wanting it too much, or appearing to, can be a problem.

    January 12, 2015

    Ask Alice: Dealing with the aftermath of rape

    How much should I disclose, personally and to my adviser?

    December 24, 2014

    Science Careers 2014: The year’s best stories

    The best and most popular stories of the year, as chosen by readers and editors

    December 23, 2014

    Pure, stupid luck

    Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 17, 2014

    Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

    A policy clarification from the Office of Management and Budget says that graduate students and postdocs are entitled to explore a variety of training opportunities. Will your adviser agree?

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 15, 2014

    Ask Alice: Don’t waste my time

    Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 09, 2014

    Ask Alice: Rehabilitation science

    I want to teach, and I want to help clinics adopt evidence-based therapies. What should I do?

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    December 02, 2014

    Ask Alice: My adviser is stealing my project!

    My adviser wants me to train my replacement to continue to work on my project after I’m gone. What should I do?

    November 26, 2014

    The never-ending Ph.D.

    The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 24, 2014

    Ask Alice: Hunkering down

    Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!

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