Steve Higgins is teaching a Psychology 100 class this semester for the first time and has learned some valuable lessons from his mid-term student evaluations. One, be specific with your language, two, the evaluations from students don't matter that much ("It would be really helpful if students could be prompted to be much more critical of me and my teaching style/skills," he writes), and three, evals from experienced teachers are the most useful.

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An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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