Being the most famous scientist is a triumph within a non-dominant subset.
Scientists should acknowledge their imperfections, our columnist argues.
Our columnist describes how he learned to read—and actually understand—journal articles.
Researchers at well-resourced labs can give back to those with less, our columnist advises.
In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers.
Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again.
A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.
Does your job title really matter? Our columnist explores what’s in a name.
Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.
In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings.
Our columnist lists and describes the most common roadblocks faced by those pursuing science careers.
“I remember hurriedly filling out a paper copy of one school’s application, even though most of the process had moved online, just so I could complete it during a long bus ride and mail it at a rest stop. Somehow this did not get me into Harvard.”
In deciding what career to pursue, have you considered the administrative track? Me neither.
Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.
Or how a trip to Walt Disney World tricked me into becoming a scientist.