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Shattering the myth: Raising kids is a stumbling block to pursuing a PhD
Lessons I have learned while working towards my PhD with three young childrenBy Bushra Jamil | Posted on 17 September 2014
The decision to pursue a PhD in science with three little kids was of course a difficult one. When I began my PhD program two years ago, my oldest child was 3 and my youngest just 2 months.
Nonetheless, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
Many of us are not audacious enough to take initiative after having kids. We assume that children will be a stumbling block on our way to excel.
However, for many people, children and higher studies are quite manageable simultaneously, though the journey will require more effort, persistence and management. ...
As Elsevier Connect turns 2 — spotlighting our contributorsBy Alison Bert, Editor-in-Chief | Posted on 17 September 2014
These authors wrote some of our most viewed and commented-on storiesLife on the way to understanding the structure and function of DNABy Shankar Balsubramamian, PhD | Posted on 16 September 2014
Tetrahedron Prize winner Shankar Balsubramanian writes about his early influences in his article "Chemical biology on the genome"Designing a career ladder for women postdocs in scienceBy Anneleen Doornebal | Posted on 16 September 2014
The National Postdoctoral Association examines best practices for at-risk talent pool (with free tutorials for #NPAW2014)Q&A: Spinoza Prize winner on the science of water recyclingBy Katie Brown | Posted on 15 September 2014
Professor Mark van Loosdrecht talks about new technologies for water treatment and generating revenue from wasteLibrary Connect Photo Contest seeks images for new postersBy Colleen DeLory | Posted on 12 September 2014
Contest is open to academic, special and medical librarians; the theme is “Never underestimate the importance of a librarian”Exploring World War I through the lens of a historic journalBy John Waller, PhD | Posted on 12 September 2014
In Endeavour, scholars explore death and bereavement, the development of airplane technology, and the conflicts of nursesImpact of science: the need to measureBy Andrew Plume, PhD | Posted on 11 September 2014
As research becomes more international, the use of metrics to measure the economic and societal impact of science has gained in importanceHow aerial photography altered the way we perceive environmental changeBy Matt Dyce | Posted on 10 September 2014
A century ago, the airplane and high-altitude photography dramatically changed the way landscapes were seen and understoodQ&A with a text mining pro: How difficult is it to text mine?By Rachel Martin and Gemma Hersh | Posted on 10 September 2014
NeuroElectro founder Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy talks about the value — and challenges — of text mining, and how it could improve in the futureNew data journal lets researchers share their data open accessBy Paige Shaklee, PhD | Posted on 9 September 2014
Data in Brief enables researchers to publish reproducible data – and get credit for itIs there a future for Afghanistan in natural resources?By John F. Shroder, PhD | Posted on 8 September 2014
The nation sits atop about $1 trillion in natural resources — but that’s only part of the storyShort survey: How do you evaluate the impact of data?By Mike Taylor | Posted on 5 September 2014
The Research Data Alliance and World Data System are investigating the viability of metrics to understand the use of experimental dataBrain scans reveal how perceived control over setbacks promotes persistenceBy Mary Beth O'Leary | Posted on 4 September 2014
Findings have implications for research in education, substance abuse treatment, and dietary and lifestyle interventionsUpcoming workshop on text and data mining will explore methods and policyBy Kris Jack, PhD | Posted on 4 September 2014
Elsevier to participate in 3rd International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications September 12 in LondonQ&A with the marine biologist guiding Elsevier’s water journalsBy Sacha Boucherie | Posted on 3 September 2014
Dr. Christiane Barranguet talks about trends in water research, misconceptions about sustainability – and her own trick for getting people to be water-consciousHow to prove your value in information securityBy Jack Jones | Posted on 2 September 2014
With companies slashing budgets, it’s crucial to evolve your methods – and make a convincing business caseWinner of Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge creates eco-friendly unisex urinalBy Emmy Stevens | Posted on 2 September 2014
Prizes awarded for innovative water and sanitation solutions for the developing world14-year-old scientist predicted a major earthquake near San FranciscoBy Alison Bert | Posted on 26 August 2014
Suganth Kannan presented his mathematical model at a recent science conference, predicting an imminent earthquake 50 miles from the actual siteView more stories >>