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    April 08, 2015

    En pointe

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

    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.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

    How one geoscientist built a career using data, charisma, and connections

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    December 05, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 5 December 2014

    Limited free access at Nature … a high-profile visitor at NIH … profile of a public-health celebrity … chimps aren’t people, court says … beyond bibliometrics … Working Life

    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.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    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 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

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

    May 05, 2014

    Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

    An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    March 13, 2014

    Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

    Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

    March 10, 2014

    Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

    The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

    February 28, 2014

    A Scientist's Guide To Social Media

    Online networking tools offer postdocs new ways to make connections, exchange scientific ideas, and advance their career.

    February 03, 2014

    Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

    Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

    January 27, 2014

    An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

    A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

    January 15, 2014

    An American Postdoc Abroad

    Edward O’Brien’s experience in England afforded him opportunities he would not have had otherwise, and it helped him land a tenure-track position in the United States.

    January 13, 2014

    A New Funding Model for Scientists

    A team of U.S. researchers proposes a fast and cheap funding system that would fund scientists and not projects.

    January 08, 2014

    Inspiration

    To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.

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