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Elsewhere in Science, 08 May 2015

Defunding earth science … Saving ‘real people’ from science bullies … Dealing with disruption … NIH East … Dr. Pill … Subtle bias... Working Life

Can’t stay awake at work? Some startups permit naps for sleepy employees

Have you ever been caught sleeping on the job?  Maybe you dosed off in a meeting to the amusement of your co-workers.  If you were lucky, your neighbor woke you before you broke into a full-on snore fest. Once upon a time sleepy employees were forced to suppress their urge to nap fearing disciplinary action

The making of a science evangelist

Now that Ainissa Ramirez has left the conventional science track, she is pursuing a wilder and more precious path.

How do you know if you should accept a promotion?

Promotions often appear to be the catalyst in helping your reach your career goals; without them it feels as though you might be stuck in a routine job. Being offered a promotion is a compliment and supports the notion that taking one is the surest way toward climbing the ladder of success. In spite of […]

Treading a different track

Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

Zig-Zag Eating: Yes or No?

Peter Post tackles the issue of which way is the best to cut your food: American style or continental style.

Dear Dr. Neufeld

Every day, professors receive e-mails from students seeking graduate positions in their labs. Most are badly written. Here’s how to write a good one.

FOR the good of science

Future of Research symposia are propagating across the United States.

How to Handle the Office Slob

Elaine Varelas offers advice on how to confront the office slob when his office negatively affects business.

How To Massively Crowdsource Your Job Search

You'd be surprised how much help you can get if you dare to ask. Did you know that online community crowdsourcing can help you on your job search? I mean, why not? People like to help people. That was one of the reasons I started JobMob...Show More Summary

Internet field technician blazes trail for new provider

?I can say that it is gratifying to be helping people everyday day to break free from their bundles and monopolistic practices," said Max Ariza of netBlazr.

Economists: H-1B visas suppress wages

An important new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.

Recent college grads can benefit from having business card to exchange

I’ve mentioned before the value of having business cards with you when job searching, but here’s a different twist on the topic: What if you’re a recent college grads who is job searching and you lack titles or business representation expressed on a business card. Job searching in 2015 requires the use of many different […]

A broader focus on academic lab safety

A new task force aims to improve lab safety at hundreds of universities.

Which jobs make you gain weight?

The sedentary work day is taking a toll on our waistlines. Fifty-six percent of respondents in a recent CareerBuilder survey cited “sitting at the desk most of the day” as the lead culprit for weight gain at their current job. So it’s probably no surprise that workers in desk or office-based jobs are most likely

Job fair just for startups is coming to S.F.

Job seekers looking to get into San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s startup sector should clear their schedules for Friday, May 29. The SF Startup Job Fair, starting at 1 p.m. that day, aims to connect talented job seekers with the best San Francisco and Silicon Valley startups. So bring resumes, business cards and be

Too many languages

In an American lab full of foreign scientists, German is the lingua franca.

Elsewhere in Science, 01 May 2015

CRISPR human embryos … Raiding the Greek research budget … Peer-review fiasco … A bigger NIH budget? … Teaching inmates science … Working Life

From war to science paradise

Gerry Cobian was a machine gunner on the march to Baghdad; now he studies fungi in the forests of Hawaii.

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