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Howard Hughes Plugs Funding Gap for Early Career Scientists

The Howard Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced a $300 million competition to support the USA's best early career scientists in biological and medical disciplines. The recipients of the...
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Google Reader for Academics

Google reader is one the weapons available in an academic's arsenal to combat information overload in the Internet era. Part of research involves keeping oneself informed of the development happening in...
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What Comes After Grad School

For many of us, grad school immerses us so deeply in first-hand laboratory research that we begin to think that that's all there is, and when faced with either limited opportunities for postdoctoral and (later)...
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Critical Learning Habits

One view on the aim of graduate studies towards a PhD is to foster critical learning and thinking habits, much more so than to simply learn facts. You're supposed to learn how to "think like a scientist," or...
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Could You Learn Better?

Are you a visual, aural, read-write or kinesthetic learner? If you don't know, it could be a good idea to find out. Changing the way you learn, study and take notes to suit your learning tendencies can allow...
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Warning: Dihydrogen Monoxide is Worse Than Ethidium Bromide

Please read and pass this life-saving information on to your friends. A chemical that all of us use in the lab has turned out to be highly dangerous. It is an asphyxiant, can cause severe burns and is a...
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Alternative Careers For Scientists

What happens when you finally get the degree you worked so long for and then realize you really don't want to spend the rest of your life in the lab? Or if you get tired of working long hours with few...
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The Challenge of the Two-Body Problem

This is a rather personal post for me, as I'm getting set to follow my wife abroad, while still seeking a research or lecturing position of some kind, whatever may happen. The situation is sometimes known in...
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10 Simple Rules For Doing Your Best Research

Last month, Thomas C. Erren and colleagues published an editorial in PLoS Computational Biology entitled 10 simple rules for doing your best research, according to Hamming. The article provides some great...
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