Kit Chapman explores the differences in PhDs on either side of the Atlantic
The BBC’s Micro Bit could empower the next generation of chemists
The perception that young scientists need to sacrifice family life for a career in research must change, says Mark Peplow
In labs it’s important not to let familiarity breed complacency, says Derek Lowe
Are concerns about postdoc proliferation valid? Maybe we just need to make their training more diverse, suggests Keith Micoli
Graduate research is likely the most risky time of a chemist’s career, says Derek Lowe
Disputes over authorship can be a source of conflict in the lab. The solution is greater transparency, says Mark Peplow
Karin Bodewits suggests that academia’s chairs might hold more women if they have a clear view of the exit
Proposals for doctoral training centres lack one important element, says David Parker: some science
It’s not easy to learn you’re going to lose your job, especially at this time of year
How long should scientists stay at the bench, asks Derek Lowe. How long is a piece of string?
The proliferation of PhDs is unsustainable and damaging, says Paula Stephan.
Can scientists’ success be reduced to a formula, asks Philip Ball
There might be a better way to interview new starters, suggests Derek Lowe
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