Quora: What qualities characterize a great PhD student?

Here are some Quora reflections on the qualities of a great PhD student. I recommend you to take a closer look at the reply of David Karger, Computer Science professor at MIT.

Classical peer review: Where is the evidence? (Joshua Nicholson, October 2014)

Has classical peer review really been proven to work? In our first monthly Crastina Column, Joshua Nicholson from The Winnover shares his doubts with us.

The Eloquent Science Interview

A major source of inspiration for Scientia Crastina is Eloquent Science which is both a book and a blog—together they are compulsory reading for the early career scientist interested in modern communication. Scientia Crastina sent some…

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.

Communication Crisis in science?

In a text that has attracted much attention, David Rubenson from Stanford Cancer Institute makes the provocative statement that scientists ”don't communicate well with each other”. Do you agree?