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For researchers looking to leave academia, there isn't a defined path to follow.

Be Fair, Be Critical

Jennifer Raff at Violent Metaphors offers tips on peer reviewing manuscripts.

The president of Spelman College is lauded for her work to encourage STEM majors among her students.

Scientists create a group to help enhance their chattiness.

Find the Interesting

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a 2009 Nobel laureate, advises young scientists to follow what fascinates them.

Lots of Competition

Jeremy Berg at Pittsburgh argues that research and the training of new researchers should be separated.

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.

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Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.

Researchers were among those who marched in London this weekend to call for another vote on Brexit.

Duke has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its handling of data falsified by biologist Erin Potts-Kant. 

In PLOS this week: genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity, a germline variant in the cell adhesion molecule-coding gene DSCAM, and more.