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Take it Easy – Learn by Osmosis

Undergrad courses teach you to learn in a specific way. You have to cram in as much information into your brain as possible, hold it in there, then regurgitate as much of it as possible on exam day. Of...
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Why You Shouldn’t Worry about Getting Results

Everyone is worried about getting results, aren't they? Results are what you need for success in science - they are essential for bringing the funding in. But focusing on results per se is not a good way to...
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Are you growing in your career?

Where do you want to be, career-wise, in 1, 3, 5 or 10 years? Is the position you are in at the moment helping you to reach that goal, or are you stagnating? These are questions I think everyone should...
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Calculate your Fudge Ratio, Manage Lab Time Better

Calculating your fudge ratio can help you get your work done on time and get home before dark. Here's how.
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What is your Life Changing Book?

Leading scientists in a variety of fields gave their recommendations on life changing books at New Scientist yesterday. This makes pretty interesting reading - and certainly throws up some ideas for adding to...
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How To Become A World Expert In Your Field

Only a handful of people ever become world experts in their field. The rest attain somewhere between a functional and world expert level of knowledge. So what makes the best better than the rest? Are they...
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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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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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Time to Think

Spare a thought for your poor over-worked neurons. In the information age, they are bombarded with input from the moment they are dragged into consciousness by the radio alarm clock each morning then throughout...
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