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    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    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 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    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 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 02, 2015

    Training for synthetic biology jobs in the new bioeconomy

    Young scientists interested in helping industry harness the potential of synthetic biology must prepare now.

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    April 30, 2015

    A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience

    Young researchers in France are being squeezed between a paucity of jobs and a new law that limits how long they can stay in postdoc positions.

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    April 13, 2015

    STEM study: Women twice as likely to be hired as comparably qualified men

    The study “will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue, says psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City.

    April 08, 2015

    En pointe

    Lina Colucci—a musician, ballerina, and mechanical engineer—thrives on combining her passions.

    April 07, 2015

    Biologist. Engineer. Brewer.

    Developing equipment at Starbucks and earning a biochemistry Ph.D. helped Tom Schmidlin achieve his beer-brewing dreams.

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

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