At Science Careers, author Adam Ruben chronicles his life as a scientist, from preschool to postdoc. Growing up, Ruben says, he and other young scientists "thought we would rule the world. Then we got actual science careers." Now, while his grant says his purpose is to cure malaria, Ruben says his actual job "is to move small amounts of liquid from one place to another.

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