One icebreaker at a networking event is simply to ask the other person what they do, the Nature Jobs blog says.

Networking as someone searching for a job — as someone who has "to sell yourself without seeming like that's your only motive to talk," as Nature Jobs puts it — is challenging. And asking someone what he or she does is a classic question that can direct the rest of the conversation.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.