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The growing array of high-tech tools that are allowing researchers to make increasingly detailed measurements from individual neurons are also leading to statistical problems. Can a multilevel approach lead to better data analysis?

Racing pulse and sweaty palms—math tests can cause symptoms that are similar to a heart attack, but are in fact the signs of math anxiety. What are the origins of the condition? Can it be cured?

Spending just a few minutes a day reading up on news and research in your field can pay big dividends. Even though it seems like just one more thing to add to the long list of things you have to do, it's well worth the effort. Learn some tips for honing your skills.

Last spring women outnumbered men in Berkeley's introductory computer science class for the first time. Is a redesigned course to thank for this?

The recent call to lend a more scientific approach to diversity interventions underestimates the degree of difficulty of the task. It also sidesteps a key element: human emotion.

The growth of personalized genetics in medicine is giving rise to new career avenues for Ph.D.s, such as training to become a medical geneticist. With Google and others launching initiatives to extend life through personalized genome sequencing, this may one of the hottest fields for the future.

Vitae, a new job searching tool for careers in education may be helpful in streamlining the process of getting your next job in academia.

Popularizers of science, such as new 'Cosmos' host Neil deGrasse Tyson, have an upward climb communicating in today's divisive public arenas. It's also up to scientists to adopt a more conciliatory, inclusive tone.

A lack of gender representation at conferences is both common and problematic. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help end this phenomenon.

In the age of online training, MOOCs, open-access journals, and other free resources, it can get overwhelming to find authoritative sources for learning. This new openness blurs the lines between authoritative and expert.