Strong opinion, deep reflection. Stuff to make you think.

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Dance your PhD 2013 – a dancer’s view

Alicia González Martínez, undergraduate student in medicine and semi-professional dancer, shares her thoughts about the winners of this year’s Dance Your PhD competition.

Fighting the boredom, part 1: ”Let’s show the world how amazing science is!”

”Badly communicated science is boring and a big component of doing science is motivation. We can't expect to motivate people without good communication skills!” says Leonidas Georgiou, PhD student at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
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The power of social media

Social media is transforming all professional activities today, and science is not an exception. Iva Filipović, from University of Belgrade, gives some advice on how to unleash the power of social media for the benefit of your lab work and your career.

Science librarian compiles ”cool linky stuff for undergraduates”

John Dupuis, science librarian, has collected some links for his son who is a first year physics student. Useful stuff – and linky!
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Science: autocracy or democracy?

It’s time to tear down the wall between the scientific community and the outside world. James Beggs, PhD student at University of Southampton, addresses the issue in a column.
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Anti-vax father gets a lecture from his daughter – who happens to be a science blogger

Science blogger Tara C. Smith recently wrote an open letter to her father ”on the occasion of his recent anti-vax Facebook postings”.
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PhD Survival Guide from Flowing Data blogger

Nathan Yau, the statistician that runs the blog Flowing Data, recently wrote a ”Survival Guide to Starting and Finishing a PhD”. Tips on making it through, what I would tell my previous self going in, and advice on taking advantage of…