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    November 30, 2015

    Women left behind as scientific enterprise grows

    A UNESCO report reveals a trove of data about worldwide scientific trends, including challenges for female researchers

    November 25, 2015

    SACNAS goes to Washington

    The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

    November 18, 2015

    A scientist goes to kindergarten

    In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers

    October 27, 2015

    How to network effectively

    Networking should consist of a genuine conversation with another person about how you can help each other.

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 13, 2015

    Avoiding fake journals and judging the work in real ones

    Solutions are needed for handling the growing scientific literature, both legitimate and not

    October 12, 2015

    How to win a Nobel Prize

    A former member of the chemistry prize selection committee discusses the process

    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 14, 2015

    Advising communication

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

    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.

    September 02, 2015

    New NIH division director shares plans for the future

    Kay Lund left a long career in academia to lead NIH's new Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs.

    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 13, 2015

    Creating a research brand

    Jeffrey McDonnell explains how publishing papers and giving talks that follow a research theme can help you as you advance in your career.

    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.

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.