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What happens next? The glorious opportunities after PhD

It has been a really good summer here in Sweden, in terms of weather first and foremost, but also in terms of relaxing, swimming, and being outside (probably they are outcomes of the weather as well). 955 more words

PhD Project

Academic Publishing Destined to Fail without Publisher-Author Partnership

In the May 26, 2014 issue of The Nation, Scott Sherman wrote about the precarious state of academic publishing due largely to pressures it faces, including from declining library budgets, the rise of commercial publishing conglomerates, and especially the growing popularity of electronic publishing, seen by some university press directors as “a decisive rupture from the past” (“ 1,968 more words

El costado más trágico del fraude científico

por Victoria Mendizábal para Bioforum

Esta última semana, la comunidad científica internacional, pero muy particularmente la investigación con células madre, se han visto sacudidas una vez más por un caso de mala praxis científica. 1,626 more words

Comunidad Científica

Publish or Perish

The conversation

When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’, traditional academic journals encourage bad science

By Robert de Vries, University of Oxford

Imagine you’re a scientist. You’re interested in testing the hypothesis that playing violent video games makes people more likely to be violent in real life. 1,109 more words

Science News

We Could All Learn from Professor Woodrow Wilson.

As part of My Year Away, I’ve been reading biographies about presidents. I wrote what William Taft taught me about administration after reading The Bully Pulpit ( 430 more words

Confessions from a Former English Major

Do you want to hear a tired cliche (as if there were any other kind)? I want to be a writer.

I want to be a writer the way a smoker wants a cigarette at a hookah bar–it’s all different kinds of desperate and sad. 291 more words