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There are other ways to tell a scientific story than by relying on slides, Bitesize Bio's Vicki Doronina writes.

To Stay on the Track

Nicholas Wolfinger writes at the Atlantic that academia needs to evolve to retain women in the sciences.

Bragging Rights

A venture capitalist suggests bragging your way to success in STEM fields.

The Lit Review

In PLOS Computational Biology, Marco Pautasso offer tips for nailing a literature review.

Online courses may offer a range of benefits to advanced science education, research.

Training Translation

IOM urges collaborative focus for training next wave of translational researchers.

The Things You Take

Mentors pass on many skills — to emulate and to avoid — to their students.

E. O. Wilson discusses good traits for a scientist to have.

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Who's an Author?

To be included on the author list, investigators should meet certain criteria.

Specific Negotiation

When negotiating, a new research paper suggests it helps to have a specific number in mind.

A science policy writer argues that STEM programs negatively affect the employment market.

Science Sales Force

Blogger Prof-like Substance writes that scientists have to be able to sell their research ideas.

A Pause to Plan

A new professor takes stock.

James Watson offers advice for postdocs.

Reporting Change

The Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health says that progress reporting for SNAP awards changes this month.

By the Chart

Scientific American looks at the number of women earning advanced degrees in STEM fields.

The Data Backlog

Duffymeg at Dynamic Ecology discusses how to prioritize manuscript to-do lists.

Grad School Choice

Amy Freitag at Southern Fried Science offers practical advice for choosing a grad school.

The Skills

A study suggests that differences in verbal abilities among people who are good at math influences career choice.

Bitesize Bio's Ellen Moran offers a strategy for making it through post-doc interviews.

The Next Quant

Being a data scientist is supposed to be the next cool job, and Nature Jobs offers some tips on breaking into the field.

Broad Path

The National Institutes of Health's Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program aims to prepare students for a plethora of career paths.

Surviving the Defense

Bitesize Bio's Laura Fulford offers tips for a good thesis defense.

This Job's For You?

A career development expert advocates asking yourself a few questions before signing on the dotted line.

Pages

In Genome Research this week: Platinum variant catalog, algorithmic strategy for upgrading fragmented assemblies, and more.

Sequencing of a 10,000-year-old mummy leads to its repatriation to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Nature News reports.

The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

Four Republican lawmakers urge President-elect Donald Trump to keep Francis Collins as NIH director, Stat News reports.