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'Fun' Becomes 'Hard'

The New York Times examines why the university-level STEM attrition rate is on the rise.

A blogger shares tips for achieving success in graduate school.

A new report shows that grads with STEM skills are in high demand outside of those fields.

A blogger summarizes a recent discussion on the academic research workforce.

Right to Reorder?

A blogger considers whether it's acceptable for co-first authors to rearrange paper bylines on their CVs.

A blogger shares tips for writing a personal statement for grad school.

'You're the Expert'

A blogger offers up thesis-writing tips.

One blogger shares tips related to searching for and applying to postdoc positions.

The New York Times Economix blog examines 'the rising value of a science degree.'

'Figure it Out'

One blogger says universities ought to teach new faculty fundamental skills for success.

A Clear Path

A biotech patent attorney says many scientists are unknowingly suited for careers in IP.

NIH OER Director Sally Rockey discusses trends in the agency's career development award funding.

Bumps in the Road

One blogger discusses various 'career potholes' and how to avoid them.

'Just Ask'

One blogger says serving on an NSF panel is often as simple as just asking to.

The Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent profiles the Foundation for Biomedical Research's Paul McKellips.

Narrow it Down

A blogger discusses how she chose where to work and what to work on during her PhD studies.

Begin with the End

A blogger says it's best to start with the results and discussion sections when writing a manuscript.

Alternative Outlets

A blogger highlights ways postdocs can produce peer-reviewed papers other than by publishing in high-impact journals.

Crafty Cards

The art of business cards for scientists.

On Raises and Rights

A survey shows that PhD students and junior researchers across the EU are largely unaware of their employment rights.

Higher ed leaders from 16 countries agree to strengthen students' 'pathways from graduate school to careers.'

You're the Boss

It takes more than technical skills to be a successful self-employed scientists.

In a discussion following NSF and the White House's joint announcement of a family-friendly initiative, panelists emphasize that legislation is an important first step.

According to the Council of Graduate Schools, new student enrollment at US graduate schools dipped 1.1 percent from 2009 to 2010.

One blogger says recruitment consultants are helpful, but should not be one's sole source of job information.

Pages

In Cell this week: map of human protein interactions, mutant phenotype variability in organisms of the same species from different genetic backgrounds, and more.

Critics call the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Gary Gilliland's prediction of cancer cures within 10 years "out of touch with reality" and "irresponsible."

Ivan Oransky discusses the need for reproducibility research at The Conversation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune posts videos from Biocom's Speaker Series with Illumina's Jay Flatley, who discusses Roche's failed hostile takeover bid.