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In Defense of Risk

Ordinary ideas typically don't produce the most rewarding research, one blogger says.

The Nobel laureate discusses the underrepresentation of women in science and shares advice for aspiring female researchers.

Put a Number on It

A blogger asks: 'How many years of postdoc training are required before getting a faculty-level job?'

Options and Outcomes

A new report highlight ways in which universities might enhance their career counseling services for graduate students.

'A Poor Measure'

H-indices do not accurately depict early-career scientists' productivity nor potential, a researcher says.

Under Pressure

Concerns related to support for early-career scientists came up at the New Zealand Association of Scientists meeting this week.

Conflicts Checklist

The US National Institutes of Health has posted a checklist for its new rules on reporting financial conflicts.

A PI says it's high time the scientific community pay tribute to mid-level scientists.

A blogger discusses grant reviewing ethics.

Policy Prereqs

A blogger discusses breaking into a career in science policy.

Parsing Profs' Pay

The American Association of University Professors releases its annual salary survey.

Persistence Required

Bloggers say persistence is often more important to a scientist's success than talent is.

Be Prepared

A proposal development specialist shares tips on why, when, and how investigators should contact their POs.

Researchers investigate the effects of career uncertainty on scientists' production.

A Different DTC

Nature discusses the rise of doctoral training centers in the UK.

The Many Costs

Graduate school incurs a variety of costs, Chemjobber notes.

Start Reviewing

An editor says it's important to begin writing review articles early on.

The Scientist presents its account of the best spots for postdocs.

In Science Careers, Adam Ruben asks why scientists don't write 'interesting, dynamic stories.'

Completeness Is Key

A blogger shares tips for job seekers to re-tool their LinkedIn profiles.

The Family Factor

American Scientist magazine proposes how academia might overcome issues that arise "when scientists choose motherhood."

The Arizona Republic reports on a new ASU program that could benefit local biotech.

Institutions in the US landed 30 spots on THE's top 50 list of universities by reputation.

Extended Employment

While academics delay their retirements, universities increasingly seek contractual, non-tenure-track faculty.

A researcher shares tips for young scientists taking on their first peer review assignment.

Pages

NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.