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    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.

    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 24, 2015

    Thesis adviser horror stories

    In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings

    June 12, 2015

    You'll be OK

    Michelle E. Portman has learned to value all of life’s ups and downs.

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    June 09, 2015

    Thriving in the face of career uncertainty

    Nobel laureate Richard J. Roberts shares his thoughts on how to build a career in scientific research.

    June 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    June 05, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 05 June 2015

    More on Michael LaCour … Shaw Prize winners … $15 billion for clean energy … Jens Förster further under fire … U.S. Census in trouble … Working Life.

    June 05, 2015

    From physics to revolution and back

    Lui Lam reflects on his time as a physicist in China and why he ultimately returned to the United States.

    May 28, 2015

    Feeling stuck

    For aspiring scientists, not knowing their career options can be a major source of anxiety.

    May 27, 2015

    All in the family

    Husband-and-wife chemists discuss working with a spouse and the role of gender and family in an academic career.

    May 26, 2015

    A doctoral defense delayed by injustice—for 77 years

    Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport received her doctorate at age 102, many years after submitting her dissertation.

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