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Back to Work! Autonomy and the Stress of Being a Professor

I used to have a colleague who thought it was funny to yell “back to work!” whenever he saw me. He would regale me, a young, breastfeeding assistant professor with an infant in tow and a 750 student course, with tales of when he was an assistant professor and would work all day, come home to the kids, and then go back into the office to work after tucking them in...

January 9, 2013 — Kate Clancy

The Origins of Directed Panspermia

The Earth is beaming with life and yet there is no consensus on how life arose or what life is. The origin of life is “one of the great unsolved mysteries of science” (Crick, F.

January 9, 2013 — Christian Orlic

Dance of the Exoplanets

Fomalhaut and Fomalhaut b (inset) Hubble imagery (Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley and SETI Institute)) It's been an exciting few days for exoplanetary science...

January 9, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf

#OverlyHonestMethods, or #SoGladWe'reHavingThisConversation

This Monday thousands of scientists contributed to the hashtag #OverlyHonestMethods, a collection of methodological descriptions that would never appear in a scientific publication: brazen confessions, sardonic resignations, gleeful editions of may-my-advisor-never-read-this.Most of the tweets react to the specialized and strange set of writing conventions that scientists must conform to in order to publish articles in scientific journals...

January 9, 2013 — Laura Jane Martin

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