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Cosmic Variance's Sean Carroll has some advice about how to get tenure at a big research institution. The biggest problem for aspiring professors is the "leap" from postdoc to junior faculty. Although it's technically easier to get tenure once you're a professor than to become a professor in the first place, tenure is "not guaranteed," Carroll says.

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President Donald Trump might not approve the stricter standards the US Food and Drug Administration is developing for authorizing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Politico.

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