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Dispatch from ScienceOnline2013

Good afternoon! I’m in Raleigh, North Carolina, this week for the 7th Annual ScienceOnline Un-conference. Yesterday wasn’t the best day for travel, since a large swath of the Midwest and … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

When Your “Review Panel” Includes the Public

Next Monday, a few lucky scientists will go to bed knowing they’ve won €1 billion for their research. Their victories will represent not only great ideas but savvy science communications. … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 5 Year PhD: An Endangered Species?

Decades ago, grad students felt sympathy for their colleagues who took seven or more years to complete a Ph.D. Today, however, only a select few are out in five. Why? … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Find a Science Writing Mentor

Want to become a science writer?  If you’ve spent the last five years in a laboratory, you’ll probably need some outside help — Twitter is a great place to start. … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Open Science Summit Addresses The Future Of Research

Though research itself is primarily “offline,” academics and entrepreneurs say that science of the future will be open and online, thanks to experimental transparency and new modes of publishing.  But … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Science Blogger’s Dilemma: To Comment or Not to Comment?

Social media and comments sections on blogs are increasingly part of the science news diet, and they may even change they way we interpret the facts. Is this a problem? … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Encouraging (And Keeping) Women In Physics

It’s a tired stereotype: Guys are more into hard science than gals.  Let’s roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the issues at the root of this old problem. … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 5 Comments