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    October 05, 2015

    New guidebook aims to help female postdocs

    Book describes resources professional societies offer to support postdoc women—and men

    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 21, 2015

    Celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    This week, institutions around the United States are hosting a range of events to honor their postdoctoral scholars.

    September 18, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 September 2015

    New FDA chief nominated ... Thomas Insel’s Google move … Animal welfare concerns … The 2015 Ig Nobel prizes ... Working Life.

    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 04, 2015

    When science fails a scientist

    Kim Hunter-Schaedle describes how a family tragedy pushed her to strive for a better work-life balance.

    August 28, 2015

    The fungi that ate my house

    Joan W. Bennett shares how she was able to pick up the pieces and revitalize her research after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 20, 2015

    A risk worth taking

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

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    July 24, 2015

    Songwriting and science

    C. Neal Stewart Jr. says that pitching songs and pitching grant proposals may seem like very different processes, but they are more alike than they appear.

    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 09, 2015

    Getting noticed is half the battle

    Clinician-scientist Eleftherios P. Diamandis says that making sure you are noticed can give you the edge over your silent competition.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    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.