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July 17, 2014

Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

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.

July 14, 2014

Warning: Sastrugi Crossing

For meteorologist Elena Stautzebach and the rest of the overwintering staff, finding adventure is part of the daily routine.

July 08, 2014

A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

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.

July 01, 2014

Q&A: Life After a Ph.D.

At ESOF 2014, two career sessions organized by an emerging initiative explored the career-support needs of Ph.D.-holders.

June 30, 2014

A Resource to Raise Women's Visibility

AcademiaNet aims to raise the profile of Europe’s top women scholars.

June 24, 2014

Dual-Career Couples at ESOF

In Europe, attitudes toward dual-career couples are different than in the United States, so plan accordingly.

June 19, 2014

Don’t Crash and Burn at Your Job Interview

To win the job interview, answer the questions, make your interviewer feel good about you, and avoid making major mistakes.

June 16, 2014

Studying Human-Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research

Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist, has spent her career doing both basic and applied research in the technology industry.

June 12, 2014

Tim Hunt

Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.

June 10, 2014

Give, and It Will Be Given to You

New online tools are making it easier for scientists to share data and other resources.

June 06, 2014

The Travails of the Trailing Spouse

Being a trailing spouse is better than not having a job, says an essayist at Inside Higher Ed, but it’s no walk in the park.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2014

Data and Politics

A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.

June 04, 2014

Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

June 02, 2014

Career Moneyball

An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.

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.

May 22, 2014

A Science Career Story

This week, we introduce Working Life, a weekly column in Science produced by Science Careers.

May 22, 2014

Breaking the Class Ceiling

Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.

May 20, 2014

Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

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