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June 13, 2014

The Fun of Science

A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.

June 10, 2014

NIH Report Warns of Looming Physician-Scientist Shortage

A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.

April 22, 2014

Chasing Down the Data You Need

To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.

April 17, 2014

The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

April 04, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

March 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

Taken for Granted
March 03, 2014

On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

February 21, 2014

Learning to Lead a Lab

Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

February 16, 2014

How Scientists Can Influence Policy

What can scientists do to ensure that policy decisions are informed by scientific expertise?

February 10, 2014

Would You Like Working in Industry?

An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

January 07, 2014

Changes to NSF's Grant Proposal Guide

Don't allow a small formatting error to torpedo your NSF grant application.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

May 09, 2013

Four 'Not Guilty' Pleas Entered for Patrick Harran

The UCLA chemistry professor will be tried on four felony counts related to the death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji in a laboratory fire.

March 22, 2013

In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

November 13, 1998

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.