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April 04, 2008

Networking Group Seeks to Bridge the Poles

"By meeting other early-career scientists, you get into a group of people with similar interests and problems." --Angelika Renner, British Antarctic Survey

February 08, 2008

Global Feature: Mentoring

What makes mentoring relationships successful?

December 28, 2007

Science Careers Best of 2007

We expanded our coverage of student issues in 2007.

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

May 11, 2007

Opening Minds to Ancient Times

"Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

May 04, 2007

Responding to Violence in Schools

"It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

March 09, 2007

Is in the FastLane?

When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

December 29, 2006

Science Careers Best of 2006

Pregnant scientists face a unique set of challenges, a special Science Careers exclusive (7 April 2006), and one of our year's best.

December 15, 2006

NIH Names New Postdoc Award Winners

For some applicants, just competing for the Pathways award was a valuable experience.

November 10, 2006

Spain Reconsiders Its University Reform Law

October 06, 2006

Leading the Blue Brain Project

"[Schürmann] asked very important questions concerning the feasibility of the project, but did not do so sceptically, which indicated to me that ... he was already preparing to take on the challenge," says director of the Blue Brain Project Henry Markram.

September 08, 2006

A Head Start in Renewable Energy

Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.

September 01, 2006

Truth and Consequences

August 25, 2006

Professional Doctorates in Engineering

Like other professional doctorates, Eng.D.s combine an applied research project, usually in industry, with courses that are directly relevant to the candidate's profession.

July 21, 2006


July 07, 2006

A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

"His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

July 07, 2006

Green Chemists

"We are training chemists to think imaginatively about minimising environmental impacts and social and economic costs," says the Royal Society of Chemistry's Jeff Hardy.

April 28, 2006

Neural Prosthetics

April 28, 2006

Vin, Pain, et Science

"Mathematicians working together just talk through ideas or stare into space hoping to have one. Sometimes they go for a walk. This is particularly pleasant if the walk happens to be through Paris streets or along cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Fresh air is essential, especially if one of them smokes." --Ernest Schimmerling

March 17, 2006

Making the Most Out of Life

"This is a great time to be an economist. Interesting, socially relevant, and empirically grounded research is now widely appreciated in the discipline." --Christina Fong