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Part of the Process

A blogger suggests becoming familiar with the patenting process before working with patent attorneys.

Star Qualities

One researcher suggests the community re-evaluate how it conceptualizes what makes a star scientist.

A new study shows that academics who choose to stop their tenure clocks earn less than their colleagues who do not.

A new study examines salary differences by gender in a 'relatively homogeneous cohort of physician researchers.'

Moving On

Community blog users suggest alternative career options for a PhD scientist who is 'burnt out on academia.'

Researchers in the field share tips on how not to succeed in bioinformatics.

Harsh Remarks

A blogger discusses some of the potentially career-harming insults scientists' direct toward one another.

Growth Spurt

An NSF report shows that graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs has grown 'substantially in the last decade,' with women and minorities leading the charge.

Industry Insights

The Scientist presents its list of the best places to work in industry.

Resubmission Review

The Center for Scientific Review reiterates how it defines a new application in the context of an unsuccessful resubmission.

A Balancing Act

Teaching, research, and service all compete for academics' time. Here, a blogger shares tips for managing the three.

Some grad students carry balances on their credit cards while awaiting reimbursement for attending academic meetings.

The Philippine Star highlights the contributions of PhD students to academic research.

Postdoc Pointers

A blogger shares tips for new postdocs — on choosing a project, publishing, and more.

A biotech executive tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the industry has changed greatly in the last 30 years.

A blogger discusses the merits of postdoc positions in industry.

Make it Happen

A career counselor proposes reasons why postdocs may feel misguided by their mentors.

One PI says that caution has all but replaced creativity in academic science.

Q1 Hiring Boost

A search firm has found that global hiring within its life science index rose 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, Pharmalot reports.

Financial Aid

More Americans with PhDs and other advanced degrees are applying for food stamps and other government aid than in years past, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

All About PhDs

Researchers outline the career preferences of science PhDs in PLoS One.

Support for women in science needs to include policies to help balance work and family life, one writer says.

Who is awarded most National Institutes of Health funding: MDs, PhDs, or MD/PhDs?

Plan and Prepare

Navigating the so-called two-body problem is tough, but not impossible, a consultant says.

In Defense of Risk

Ordinary ideas typically don't produce the most rewarding research, one blogger says.


In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.