Science Advocate for a Day

A great way to advocate for science funding is by participating in Capitol Hill days. Many groups and professional organizations plan Capitol Hill Day visits where scientists get together to advoca…

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Ask a Scientist: An Exercise in Communication Training

While there is a growing awareness of the necessity for increasing science communication skills for graduate students and postdocs, there remains an unfortunate lack of formal training opportunities available at many leading institutions. Numerous student- and postdoc-led groups have been formed at …

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How to choose a good mentor

A critical decision for a young scientist is choosing a mentor. Often when new students begin graduate school, they have ambiguous and maybe misguided ideas about how …

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How to choose a research area

Often in our scientific careers we are faced with the question of how to choose an area of research to pursue. As a graduate student pickin…

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Just Say “No”—Against the Silence of the Scientific Job Market

It is not easy to get an academic position nowadays, and this is not news. The academic job market is well known to be highly competitive has been discussed in detail in multiple publications, workshops, and…

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Improving Scientific Efficiency

Science progresses by asking questions and by challenging established concepts and proposing new ones. The key to the success and prosperity of any nation lies in the effective combination of three factors: tech…

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Improving Scientific Efficiency in Undergraduate Research Laboratories

In depictions of the founding age of science, such as that of Dr. Frankenstein, we always see the lone scientist working in h…

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Efficient Thinking in the Midst of Forced Collaboration

Collaboration has its place in scientific research, and always will. It is impossible to fathom a world in which indiv…

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The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers is Not Enough

A few weeks ago, Gary McDowell reported on the “Increasing Diversity in…

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Consensus grows on preprints in biology

On February 16-17 at HHMI Headquarters outside of Washington, DC, 70 attendees (junior and senior scientists, representatives from funding agencies, publishers, editors, postdocs, and Nobel Laureates) came together for ASAPbio, a meeting to discuss the role of preprints in communicating research in …

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