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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 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 22, 2015

    The power of mentoring

    Entrepreneur Carol Lynn Curchoe writes about how mentoring has helped her find her way through career twists and turns, and how she is paying it forward.

    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 15, 2015

    The rewards of roughing it

    Ornithologist Xin Lu argues that although much of science is moving away from fieldwork, it is a valuable research tool that offers emotional and spiritual rewards.

    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

    October 08, 2015

    Help others—and help your career

    While volunteering at a scientific conference, Tal Polak came up with an idea to help young researchers network with top scientists.

    October 02, 2015

    Science and technology in Central China

    Central China is a growing hub for researchers and tech companies to launch exciting projects in science and engineering.

    September 23, 2015

    Scientists should defend, not defund, the humanities

    A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.

    September 11, 2015

    Nice to know you

    Two collaborators share the scientific and personal benefits of conducting interdisciplinary research.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

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