Career Blog

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.

What STEM Crisis?

IEEE Spectrum's Robert Charette argues that there is a surplus rather than a shortage of STEM workers.

Southern Fried Science's David Shiffman shares advice for graduate students on getting the most out of a conference.

Cell biologist Jenny Rohn describes her worries about being a pregnant researcher at Occam's Corner.

Making the Most

A survey by the American Association of University Professors charts out how much professors make.

Taking Stock

Blogger Prof-like Substance is about to submit the tenure package and takes stock of the past few years.

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.

Ready to network?

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.

Pages

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.