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    November 30, 2015

    Women left behind as scientific enterprise grows

    A UNESCO report reveals a trove of data about worldwide scientific trends, including challenges for female researchers

    November 26, 2015

    The best decision I ever made

    Early in her life, Kamal J. K. Gandhi vowed that she would move anywhere to pursue her dream of becoming an ecologist.

    November 24, 2015

    2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

    The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

    November 20, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 20 November 2015

    Chilean scientists protest … Limits to invasive chimpanzee research … Supporting African science … Hijacking journal websites … How much research funding does a disease deserve?

    November 17, 2015

    When women are missing from peer review

    At one journal, most editors and reviewers are male, but numbers of female editors and reviewers are increasing

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

    Career progression no longer follows a single vertical trajectory, our columnist explains

    October 30, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 30 October 2015

    Australia’s chief scientist … Critical citations … New biosafety procedures … Citizen science … Working Life

    October 29, 2015

    Going where the science matters

    After reflecting on his early scientific aspirations, Stephen T. Jackson decided to leave his tenured position behind to accept a high-level position at a federal science agency.

    October 27, 2015

    How to network effectively

    Networking should consist of a genuine conversation with another person about how you can help each other.

    October 23, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 23 October 2015

    Canadian election … Handling sexual harassment … Science narratives … Working Life

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 14, 2015

    Passion: Your secret weapon for job search success

    Our columnist advises interviewees to express the emotions driving their career choices

    October 13, 2015

    Avoiding fake journals and judging the work in real ones

    Solutions are needed for handling the growing scientific literature, both legitimate and not

    October 12, 2015

    How to win a Nobel Prize

    A former member of the chemistry prize selection committee discusses the process

    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 18, 2015

    My trek back to science

    After completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael Marshak decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail to clear his mind and figure out his next career move.

    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.