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    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

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

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    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 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    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.

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