Shortcuts to Scientific Success

Posted November 17, 2017 by anitageorge in Early Career Research Community http://blogs.plos.org/thestudentblog/2017/11/17/shortcuts-to-scientific-success/   Researchers can often refer to at least one inspiring person or event that has instigated their academic endeavors. As a marine biologist, I have been interested in shell collection from beaches since I was 3 years old and I have always wondered what lies underneath [...]

Where is scientific publishing heading?

BY JENS NIELSEN NOVEMBER 27TH 2017 As researchers, we are unlikely to spend much time reflecting on one of the often-forgotten pillars of science: scientific publishing. Naturally, our focus leans more towards traditional academic activities including teaching, mentoring graduate students and post docs, and the next exciting experiment that will allow us to advance our understanding. Despite [...]

Scientists and Policymakers – Not Such Strange Bedfellows

Taken from http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/2017/11/30/scientists-and-policymakers/ By Helena Lucente, Ph.D. Student, University of Utah, Cancer Research The March for Science was a turning point in science communication. For the first time, scientists and science supporters were part of a movement to advance science education, communication, and promote science in policymaking. The current administration has threatened the scientific enterprise in this country [...]