Articles

How To Stay Healthy While Finishing Your PhD
February 11, 2018
In times of stress, we tend to forget about our health, but we shouldn't. If you're a PhD student feeling bogged down by the pressures of finishing, you need to remember one thing: balance. Let's take a closer look at how you can achieve and maintain your balance during one of the most stressful times of your life.

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Why Research and Development is an Essential Sector in Africa's Future
February 9, 2018
Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. An injection of innovation, research, and development from Africa’s young academics will help those economies grow, thrive, and inspire the rest of the continent and the world. Let’s take a closer look.

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Is Your Relationship with Your PhD Advisor Hurting You?
January 29, 2018
In a perfect world, we’d all get along with everyone. In the world we live in, however, relationships -- and the personalities that inform them -- are dynamic. Perhaps no one knows this better than PhD students, for whom a good student-advisor relationship can be a major boon and a bad one can be ...

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5 Side Jobs for Scientists
January 19, 2018
If you’re a young scientist looking to improve your standard of living, consider working a remote side job from home. You can beef up your resume, improve your skills, and share your love of science with the whole world. Let’s take a closer look.

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How to Manage the End of a Sabbatical
January 15, 2018
Sabbaticals, often lauded as a cure-all for burnout, are worth taking as a graduate student. Here’s how to take one, and return to your studies with renewed grace and vigor. Let’s take a closer look.

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Four Ways to Plan for The Upcoming Semester
January 1, 2018
What better time to begin planning for the semester ahead than with the flip of the calendar page to an entirely new year? Especially for busy PhD students, planning ahead can mean the difference between success and stagnation. So while it may not be fun, it’s a worthwhile endeavor. Wondering wher...

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The Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing
December 5, 2017
About to publish your dissertation? Time to think about open access. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits—and pitfalls—of open access publishing.

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How to Talk About Your Research to Outsiders
December 4, 2017
It’s the bane of every PhD candidate’s existence: explaining your research to outsiders. Looking for ways to engage others in your research and still manage to make friends? Let’s take a closer look at six strategies to help you.

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The Challenges for Academics with Disabilities
November 13, 2017
Academics with disabilities often face discrimination in academia. Here’s a list of some of the challenges academics with disabilities face—and how to work to overcome them. Let’s take a closer look.

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Mastering the Transition to Tenure: What You Need to Know
October 30, 2017
The quest for tenure can be an all-encompassing one. In fact, many academics get so caught up in the pursuit of tenure that they forget about an equally important issue: What comes next? If you’ve recently gotten promoted with tenure, take a few minutes to pat yourself on the back. Then, prepa...

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February 15, 2018

In January of 2015 during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the European Bioinformatics Institute’s Nick Goldman issued a chal...


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February 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation recently published its latest report on research publications across the globe. Find out which country publishes the m...


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January 30, 2018

The European Commission named research and innovation its top priorities as it begins the negotiations process with member states-minus the UK. How wi...