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    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 04, 2014

    Paradigms and prejudice

    The realities of women’s careers in academic science have changed. The discussion about them should change, too.

    November 19, 2014

    Seeking social scientists

    Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    October 16, 2014

    Report: Patrick Harran legal defense cost UCLA millions

    According to the Los Angeles Times, defending the chemistry professor cost the university nearly $4.5 million.

    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    September 22, 2014

    Chemistry careers from multiple angles

    For chemists, unemployment is down, but salaries are stagnant, according to Chemical & Engineering News.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    September 16, 2014

    Overwintering, part 3: The sun returns

    High winds and cold temperatures complicate the work of a meteorologist overwintering at the research base Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica.

    September 08, 2014

    The joys and hazards of fieldwork

    Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.

    August 20, 2014

    Playing a new tune

    Igor Lovchinsky, who has already had a notable career as a professional pianist, is now directing his energy toward physics.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

    July 30, 2014

    Scrutinizing NSF research

    Rachael Allbritten and Aaron Manka started off pursuing academic research careers, but they ended up investigating research crimes.

    July 17, 2014

    Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

    Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

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