Career Blog

A new report finds that, at higher levels, men outnumber women at Canadian universities.

Giving a Good Talk

To persuade, talks should disarm listeners and tell a story.

Female Mentors Needed

A scientist writes that more female scientists should consider being mentors.

Concentrated Learning

The UK shifts toward funding doctoral training programs at a limited number of institutions.

The Gap

Women, even in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, are paid less than their male counterparts.

Sally Rockey clears up confusion regarding what postdoc activities can be supported by US National Institutes of Health grants.

There are more women being published, but they are less likely to have a senior-author slot.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is turning to YouTube to drum up interest in medical genetics careers.

The Falling Curtain

Bias, not just work-life balance, keeps women from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Bloggers at National Institute of General Medical Sciences discuss how the change in the fiscal year affects NIGMS grants.

Tips for Keeping Up

Bitesize Bio offers advice on how to keep up with your field when you are out of a job.

A series of editorials in The New York Times discusses gender imbalance in the sciences.

Guidelines and other criteria can help to quell disagreements over who should be a paper's author.

Former NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg shares some advice on obtaining NIH grants.

A program aims to mentor women in college interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

'Bring Some Data'

A blogger has advice for graduate students doing lab rotations.

Individual development plans may help prepare science graduate students and postdocs for their career goals.

In an essay, a graduate student writes that science PhDs are doing well, but a blogger isn't so sure.

A blogger shares tips on snagging funding.

State of Unease

A Nature survey finds that while researchers like their jobs, they have concerns about the future.

About the Paperwork

A blogger wonders whether a PhD trains people to run a lab.

So Many Mouths

NIH's Sally Rockey looks into whether the increase in grant applications is due to PIs submitting more applications or more researchers applying for grants.

Be Noticed

An editor outlines tips aimed at early-career researchers for proper international résumé/CV prep.

Break it Down

A blogger asks: 'How much does it cost to run an academic lab?'

They Go Together

In a new report, researchers discuss how dual-career hiring can help retain female academics.

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In PLOS this week: Uncovering variants associated with diabetes-related kidney disease, a sequencing study of hepatitis E viruses circulating in Cambodia, and more.

Among Sacks' books was "Awakenings," which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film.

The popularity of the #sciencemoviequote Twitter trend showcases scientists' eclectic movie tastes and knack for puns. 

The popular astrophysicist warned that apathy and even contempt for science in politics could lead to the end of informed democracy.