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    Mentors Stealing Proteges’ Credit: A Tale as Old as Time

    To borrow a few words from the Bard, scientific misconduct cannot be hid long; lab notebooks may, but at length the truth will out. The truth behind the discovery of Streptomyces griseus, the precursor to a powerful antibiotic drug, recently came to light in a New York Times story with the rediscovery of the decades-old lab note… Read More
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    Tweeting Your Science for Fun and Profit

    Amid the #whatihadfordinner hash-tags and the inane ramblings of B-list celebrities, there’s a thriving, useful, and potentially career-boosting culture on Twitter that scientists can tap into. A panel of scientists and science writers held a workshop earlier this week at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., to share their advice and perspe… Read More
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    Another Lab Death, This Time Due To Bacterial Infection

    Richard Din, A 25-year-old research associate working in a San Francisco, California, Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center lab, died 28 April apparently due to a bacterial infection contracted at the lab. Details about the death were released last week and our sister publication, Science Insider, has full coverage. Din was working with the bac… Read More
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    Poll: Do you use electronic lab notebooks?

    The times, they are a-changin’ — or are they? Whereas our laboratory forebears scribbled their research records with pen on paper, today you can plug your findings into electronic or online notebooks and, if you want to, share them with colleagues across the world. But how many people are actually doing that? Are scientists actually… Read More
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    Economist Calls for Fix to Scientist Supply-and-Demand Problem

    When last we encountered Georgia State University economics professor Paula Stephan, Science Careers writer Beryl Benderly was reviewing her book, How Economics Shapes Science, which outlines many of the ways economic incentives pull science this way and that, affecting the quality and direction of scientific research and shaping a big chunk of the… Read More
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    New Federal Big Data Initiative to Drive Computational Training

    The Obama administration, in partnership with several federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), today announced the creation of the Big Data Research and Development Initiative to improve the government’s, academia’s, and private industry’s ability to collect and… Read More
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    Medical Students May Increasingly Turn to Prostitution to Pay Bills

    Prostitution has long been seen as an unorthodox indicator for the state of the job market.  An essay in the British Medical Journal suggests that this might be especially true for debt-laden students with dwindling job opportunities — including medical students. Author Jodi Dixon, a final-year medical student at the University of B… Read More
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    Why Science Needs Applied Philosophy

    If all you remember from your philosophy of science course in college are the names Kuhn and Popper, you could be missing out on philosophy’s important contributions to your own career or to training the next generation of scientific thinkers. A panel of philosophers of science spoke today at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver… Read More
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    Tips for Writing and Requesting Letters of Recommendation

    Are your letters of rec a wreck? Barbara Gastel, a professor of humanities in medicine at Texas A&M University shared some advice for both the writers and requesters of letters of recommendation this afternoon at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Among her recommendations to letter-requesters were: Provide al… Read More