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    October 02, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 2 October 2015

    The pope’s astronomer ... Migrants and informatics … Predatory publishers … More money for the BRAIN initiative … Beyond “publish or perish”

    October 01, 2015

    How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

    A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

    September 30, 2015

    After the bombs

    A Syrian computer scientist describes her professional life before the war and her efforts to rebuild her career and a future for her family in Europe.

    September 23, 2015

    Scientists should defend, not defund, the humanities

    A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.

    September 18, 2015

    Effective teaching: to be an effective educator, get active

    Evidence-based teaching strategies are changing how some faculty shape their courses.

    September 18, 2015

    My trek back to science

    After completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael Marshak decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail to clear his mind and figure out his next career move.

    September 16, 2015

    Bounce back to stay in the game

    The resilience that scientists learn from conducting research should also be applied to the job search.

    September 14, 2015

    Advising communication

    A list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship emphasizes the importance of effective communication.

    September 11, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 September 2015

    Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.

    September 11, 2015

    Nice to know you

    Two collaborators share the scientific and personal benefits of conducting interdisciplinary research.

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 20, 2015

    A risk worth taking

    After earning his Ph.D., Richard Krablin took a big risk that shaped his scientific career.

    August 17, 2015

    Keeping adjuncts’ job agreements on track

    Tenure-track faculty members at Eastern Illinois University have taken a bold and generous step to express solidarity with their adjunct colleagues.

    August 14, 2015

    A guide for the perplexed

    A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.