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This looks awesome! I just backed "Jill Trent, Science Sleuth #1" by @superdames.

The above panels from “The Sinister Smokescreen,” script by Jacqueline Ching, art by Michael R. Hall, colors by Frank Barbara, letters by Declan Fitz.

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The biggest thing that sucks about studying mosquitoes

I enjoy studying mosquitoes but there is one problem. They don’t take summer holidays and, unfortunately, neither do I.

I started studying mosquitoes in the summer of 1994-1995. 864 more words

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Do we still need science journals? What are the functions of science journals anyway?

In my latest Pacific Standard column, I write about Nature Publishing Group’s new read-only access policy, allowing subscribers and select media outlets to share links that tunnel through the paywall. 456 more words

Follies Of The Human Condition

My PhD will last... how long??

As someone who has just completed the PhD process, I can say I really relate to this piece.  From Science Careers, a thoughtful analysis on the PhD timeline… or rather, the indefinite length of the timeline. 393 more words

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Same problem, different day #PostDocStruggle

Summarized in Science Careers, a new report on the postdoctoral training system covers familiar ground.  As we’ve mentioned before (here), the current set-up for training postdocs is incredibly flawed.   547 more words

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