NIH unveils new new biosketch form

Early today, the National Institutes of Health announced it is revising, again, its biosketch form. Here’s a preview: Contributions to Science. Please fill in the blanks as indicated. I was...

Present your Ph.D. research through interpretive dance

The "Dance your Ph.D." contest challenges scientists around the world to explain their Ph.D. research without a PowerPoint or jargon--in fact, no talking at all. So if you're tired of trying to...

NIH Common Fund Video Competition winners announced

Did you know that the NIH Common Fund was holding a video competition to commemorate its 10-year anniversary? Neither did we, but after seeing this Common Fund rap, we will definitely be going with...

Kulesz-Martin Lab members show their holiday spirit

It must be December! Snow is falling on Marquam Hill and the Kulesz-Martin Lab in Baird Hall is all decked out for the holidays. Toni West, a research volunteer, and Aletha Lesch, lab manager and...

The Mayan Apocalypse and Your Research

Our friends in Canada explain how the impending apocalypse -- also known as the Mayan Doomsday, or MaD -- will affect your ability to recruit participants, as well as what happens to survival curves....

Paths to the Nobel Prize

Earlier this week, we posted a study on the coffee-drinking habits of scientists. Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to reduced incidence of Parkinsons and type 2 diabetes. Now comes new...

Wondering what it was all for?

Why did you get that PhD in science? Adam Ruben...

Systems physics and the Slinky

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