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Basket-Weaving, Though, Is a Solid Career Path

There are two philosophies for teaching science, writes Sandwalk's Larry Moran, whose post focuses on teaching biochemistry. One set thinks the goal is to teach students how to do biochemistry, focusing on lab experiments, and the other thinks it is to teach about biochemistry, namely the basic concepts and principles. Moran links to a graduate student in his department, Eva Amsen, who adds, "The problem is not that a science undergraduate degree is not a career-oriented degree. It shouldn't be. History, English, Philosophy, and some of the social sciences aren't career paths either. But for those fields people seem to know that."


The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.