A figure worth 1,000 words


In the first piece of a series on publication issues, Kaoru Sakabe explains how to best prepare figures.

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Intellectual property and science curricula


Ben Caldwell makes the case for teaching intellectual-property laws to life-science students.

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New Year’s resolutions and summer research applications!


David G. Oppenheimer gives tips to undergraduates on how to best secure a summer-research position.

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Love and biochemistry


Stefan Lukianov recounts how his pursuit of science cost him his first love.

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A journey to sobriety


Dr. 24hours describes how he got through graduate school while dealing with alcoholism.

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Connecting with Legos


The catharsis of graduate-school experiences using Legos.

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