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With the power of a science degree comes great responsibility.
Our columnist shares an all-too-relatable experience of attending scientific talks.
The recent House tax bill spurs our columnist to consider the complexity of graduate student finances.
The distinction between science and engineering can be puzzling, our columnist writes.
Pursuing extracurricular interests shouldn’t be a crime, our columnist writes.
Three minutes can be long enough to describe your research, our columnist learns.
When it comes to choosing a grad school, there are a lot of factors to consider.
As a friend’s faculty career comes to an untimely end, our columnist reflects on the potential disconnect between what researchers want to research and what funders want to fund.
Science demonstrations—even if they don’t show what scientists actually do—are surprisingly effective, our columnist learns.
Trainees may lack some polish, but advice that job seekers shouldn’t act like grad students and postdocs rubs our columnist the wrong way.
Our columnist experiments with a new online plugin that simplifies literature searches.