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Internships Boost Postdocs’ Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

22 October 2013 – 11:25 |

When Kelly Andringa began to get calls from faculty anxious about their paperwork, she wondered whether she’d done her assignment right. As a 2-days-a-week intern on the conflict-of-interest review board at the University of Alabama, …

Lone pilot’s Arctic mission to map dark side of carbon

22 May 2013 – 12:47 |

The sky north of Ellesmere Island had just cleared when Matevz Lenarcic, flying alone in a Pipistrel Virus airplane at around 3,600m (10,000ft), got a call on his satellite phone. His friend following the weather …

Alternative Research Metrics

9 November 2012 – 12:51 |

Most scientific researchers know the agony of waiting to hear about the status of a submitted manuscript. They are eager to change the phrase “manuscript submitted” on a grant application or curriculum vitae to “in …

Asking the Public for Money

6 July 2012 – 08:43 |

Postdoctoral research fellow David Kipping has often seen other astronomers don smart jackets when attending meetings or giving presentations, especially when they knew that funding powers-that-be would also be there. So before heading to one …