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What can your PhD supervisor do for you?

31 March 2020

Gemma Conroy

Four ways to a more productive relationship.

How young researchers can re-shape the evaluation of their work

31 March 2020

Annemijn Algra, Inez Koopman, Rozemarijn Snoek

Looking beyond bibliometrics to evaluate success.

How to demonstrate the value of your research

20 March 2020

Carsten Lund Pedersen

A tool to help you master the four Cs: citations, communication, coverage, and collaboration.

More help needed for scientists on the front line of ecosystem loss

17 March 2020

Gemma Conroy

Researchers say better support for mental health will reinforce good science.

Struggling to win grants? Here's how to crowdfund your research

10 March 2020

Gemma Conroy

Making dream projects a reality. 

Researchers reveal the emotional and professional cost of drawn-out peer review

10 March 2020

Andy Tay

It can have a noticeable affect on a person's career.

How I mastered public speaking: 3 tips from an introvert

18 February 2020

Carsten Lund Pedersen

Those awkward silences aren’t as awkward as you think.

Scientists are curious and passionate and ready to argue

12 February 2020

Catherine Armitage

A robot career adviser’s personality assessment, based on analysis of tweets.

iPosters and Betterposter: How to create a conference poster that people want to read

6 February 2020

Marc J. Kuchner

Download free templates, or make the switch to digital-only.

How to land a faculty job

19 December 2019

Gemma Conroy

The answer might surprise you.

Five leading early career researchers in materials science

16 December 2019

Gemma Conroy, Bec Crew & Hepeng Jia

Star competitors in a highly competitive field.

Scientists reveal weirdest things they’ve done in the name of science

19 November 2019

John Pickrell

From sending cakes into space to filling their refrigerators with cat poo, scientists detail the bizarre lengths they’ve gone to in the pursuit of research.

What kind of scientist are you?

13 November 2019

Carsten Lund Pedersen & Thomas Ritter

Identifying your own archetype with this simple tool can help your work.

Failure found to be an "essential prerequisite" for success

13 November 2019

David Noonan

Scientists use big data to understand what separates winners from losers.

Q&A Kevin Burgio: 10 rules for a successful remote postdoc

11 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

How to build productive long-distance relationships.

The allure of the journal impact factor holds firm, despite its flaws

29 August 2019

Jon Brock

“Science needs a healthy dose of its own medicine, yet refuses to take the pill.”

This simple tool shows you how to choose your mentors

28 August 2019

Carsten Lund Pedersen

"Gurus breed gurus."

Top 5 PhD rules of the game

15 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

It’s not all about thesis writing.

Ranking the most popular degrees in the US

6 August 2019

Bec Crew

Health professions have been booming.

6 ways to deal with rejection

31 July 2019

Staci Zavattaro

Rejection in academia seems particularly personal, but it doesn't have to be.

Do the best academics fly more?

17 July 2019

Seth Wynes

As universities face increasing demands to reduce greenhouse emissions, they should look for ways to manage academic travel more efficiently.

Steve Jobs presents a lesson for young universities

16 July 2019

David Payne

It's time to take a risk on admissions to meet future workforce needs.

Here’s how to deal with failure, say senior scientists

5 July 2019

Bec Crew

Don’t take it personally.