Stress, What Stress?

The least stressful job for 2013 is being a university professor, according to Forbes. "For tenure-track professors, there is some pressure to publish books and articles, but deadlines are few. Working conditions tend to be cozy and civilized and there are minimal travel demands, except perhaps a non-mandatory conference or two," writes Susan Adams.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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