At Rock Talk, Sally Rockey examines what graduate students are studying.
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.
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.
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.
The blogger Neuroskeptic lists some "don'ts" for writing the abstract of a paper.
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.
A survey by the American Association of University Professors charts out how much professors make.
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.
Nicholas Wolfinger writes at the Atlantic that academia needs to evolve to retain women in the sciences.
A venture capitalist suggests bragging your way to success in STEM fields.
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.
IOM urges collaborative focus for training next wave of translational researchers.
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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Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.
UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.
In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.