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Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2017

Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.


Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?


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Baby on Board

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2017

Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.

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Staying Active in the Lab

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

Retiring as a professor, and even shutting down your own lab, doesn’t necessarily mean quitting research.


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Follow the Funding

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

In times of budget belt-tightening at the federal level, life-science researchers can keep their work supported through private sources.  


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Weathering the Storm

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Bonding in the Lab

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2013

How to make your lab less like a factory and more like a family


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Lab 2.0

By Hayley Dunning | December 1, 2012

Apps and software for improving lab productivity


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In Times of Trouble

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2012

Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.


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Going Governmental

By Rachel Nuwer | December 1, 2011

Federal agencies offer interesting opportunities for researchers looking to do more than bench work.


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