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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.

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.

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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.