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What to do if your Scientific Aspirations Don’t Work Out

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-25-2014

The scientific world has experienced rough financial times lately. Tenure track careers are harder to come by and a career as a bench scientist seems less attractive than what it once was. You’ve worked hard to become a scientist, but what if it doesn’t work out? Do you have a “Plan B?”

You’re Brighter Than a Fluorophore

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-19-2014

The Chemistry of Love

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 02-11-2014

Valentine’s day is coming. Get ready!

A YouTube Rebellion to the Journal Impact Factor

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 01-08-2014

We have written extensively about the drawbacks of the Journal Impact factor and the DORA initiative on this site (see: The Journal Impact Factor and the Lazy Scientist, Nobel Prize Winners Address Brutal Cuts in Scientific Funding, A Journal Impact Factor Scandal)
Here is on graduates student’s reaction to the pressures of publishing in one of the “big three.”


Onwards and Upwards into 2014

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 12-31-2013

2013 was a tough year for American Science. The sequester and government shutdown did tremendous damage to American scientists and scientific progress in this glorious country. Nevertheless, the American spirit cannot be extinguished and our commitment to furthering the global body of scientific knowledge lives on. As Michael Shermer sings in the Anthem for Science

Science is the best tool ever devised for understanding how the world works

Let’s remain inspired and hope for a bright future in 2014.