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    July 01, 2011

    Content Collection: Scientific Presentations

    Here's everything you need to know about delivering oral scientific presentations (except the science), all in one place.

    September 14, 2012

    Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab

    The Internet and ubiquitous video are changing how science is done.

    November 21, 2003

    Sticking Irons Into the Funding Fire

    If you have a good idea, don't just throw it into a grant application--do the pilot experiment and get that result in hand.

    April 18, 2003

    Yours Transferredly: Reading Between the Lines

    If you read things at face value and don't wise up to the hidden meanings in paper-speak, you might get left behind.

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

    February 24, 2012

    I've Got Your Impact Factor Right Here

    The Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine is only the beginning.

    August 14, 2014

    Outside my comfort zone

    A research chemist who is accustomed to well-equipped laboratories encounters new challenges while working in the field.

    May 03, 2013

    A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

    A British scientist is going to prison for 3 months for falsifying data.

    February 15, 2002

    Your First "First-Author" Paper: Part One--The Writing

    Most other scientists will be far more interested in what
    they think your results mean than in what you think they mean.

    September 03, 2004

    The Art of the Artefact

    April 13, 2007

    Mastering Your PhD: Science Papers that Shine

    Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.

    April 16, 2004

    Writing a Publishable Journal Article: A Perspective From the Other Side of the Desk

    [H]ow can you be certain that the journal’s editor and peer reviewers will agree that your paper merits publication?

    November 07, 2013

    Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

    The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

    July 07, 2006

    A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

    "His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

    October 04, 2013

    Your Data, Warts and All

    Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

    September 01, 2006

    Truth and Consequences

    August 20, 2004

    Tooling Up: First Impressions—Are Interview Results Preordained?

    Perhaps the best advice is that because there's nothing you can do about it anyway, you might as well be yourself. There's something liberating about the idea that you don't really have to perform, to pretend to be something you're not.

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