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.
The “Professor” title is due for a rebranding, our columnist writes.
In preparation for the March for Science, our columnist offers some recommendations for demonstration signs.
Our columnist explores the weird, awkward, and sometimes wonderful world of Ph.D. scientists using their “Doctor” title.
A scientist’s holiday poem.
Our columnist explores the relationship between art and science.
Our columnist explores how scientists’ “scientific-ness” can create particular challenges for their loved ones.
A new game modeled on scientific career advancement offers food for thought, our columnist writes.
Looking for a job can require navigating frustratingly inconsistent advice, our columnist writes.
Our columnist explores the value of letting kids explore the lab.