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The 5 most popular scientific papers of January 2020

18 February 2020

Bec Crew

Good news for ex-smokers and truth in an old wives’ tale.

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.

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.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of December 2019

17 January 2020

Bec Crew

The genetic basis of wealth, and a wad of ancient chewing gum.

"It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity"

28 October 2019

Jon Brock

The meaning of failure in science.

This morbid simulation reveals how people tend to die

17 September 2019

Bec Crew

Trends both disturbing and revealing.

The hidden cost of having a eureka moment, but not being able to put it in your own words

29 August 2019

Sneha Kulkarni

Publishing in an “international” journal now refers to an English-language journal.

Confidence in scientists is on the rise in the US, Pew survey finds

13 August 2019

Bec Crew

It’s now up there with confidence in the military. 

Four reasons to graphically illustrate your research

4 July 2019

Gemma Sou

Academic writing is often criticised for being overly complicated and impenetrable to anyone outside of a small circle of experts.

This clever map visualizes Earth's population as a 'human terrain'

28 June 2019

Bec Crew

Watch the rise and fall of major population hubs.

How academics should use Twitter

7 May 2019

Bec Crew

Conservative social media guidelines stifle scientists' voices. 

Drawing on experience to help scientists tell their stories

19 March 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

The BioRender web tool lets researchers easily create sophisticated scientific illustrations.

Early-career researchers herald change

25 July 2018

David Nicholas et al.*

The younger generation sees a collaborative system as key to discovery and advancement, a three-year tracking project reveals.