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A Place to Explore

Nobel Prize-winner Sydney Brenner discusses the current scientific research environment, and says that there's little room for exploration any more.

All in a Big Name

A column in the Guardian calls for an end to academic hero-worshipping.

Survey indicates that researchers' journal article consumption is leveling off.

Early-career scientists may suffer if they chose not to pursue publications in big-name journals.

A study suggests that percentile rankings given to grants are not good predictors of impact.

Hazards to Avoid

Established genomics investigators offer tips for new researchers to keep their careers on track.

A study indicates that including women on organizing committees leads to more diverse speaker lineups.

Diverse Sciences

Bridge programs, like one program between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, aim to diversify the sciences.

For researchers looking to leave academia, there isn't a defined path to follow.

Be Fair, Be Critical

Jennifer Raff at Violent Metaphors offers tips on peer reviewing manuscripts.

The president of Spelman College is lauded for her work to encourage STEM majors among her students.

Scientists create a group to help enhance their chattiness.

Find the Interesting

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a 2009 Nobel laureate, advises young scientists to follow what fascinates them.

Lots of Competition

Jeremy Berg at Pittsburgh argues that research and the training of new researchers should be separated.

The Hot Fields

At Rock Talk, Sally Rockey examines what graduate students are studying.

Nice Work If…

CareerCast ranks 200 professions in the US.

A National Institute of General Medicine Sciences program director offers advice on identifying a study section for an application.

Michael Elves and Ian Gibson from the Newton's Apple Foundation write that scientists should become involved in policy-making.

Bitesize Bio's Troy Hibbard offers advice to researchers embarking on a scientific career.

Choose Well

Stanford University School of Medicine's Ben Barres writes that graduate students should look for both scientific and mentorship ability in their advisors.

A jobs panel suggests internships and online involvement as ways to help find get a career out of the lab started.

To make a splash, a postdoc suggests taking on new perspectives in research.

Be Engaged

Public engagement can help researchers develop skills and help them on the job search.

A new report examines trends in graduate education in the US.

In Sum

The blogger Neuroskeptic lists some "don'ts" for writing the abstract of a paper.

Pages

In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.

Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.

The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.

Researchers say their Research Resource Identifier citation format is catching on, Nature News reports.