Gifts to Inspire Future Scientists

Helen Bird

Spark a career path or inspire creativity with these Edge-tastic STEM gifts for future scientists.

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What Does Bitcoin Have to Do with Medicine & Science? Maybe a Lot.

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

I tried to understand bitcoin. I ended up learning about blockchain. And then, I had an idea....

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Darwin's Tips for Surviving the Holiday Party at the Chair's House

Aimee Edgeworth

Survival of the fittest has new meaning when it comes to holiday parties. Here are key tips for evolutionary advantage.

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Gifts Your STEM Buddies + Lab Friends Really Want This Holiday Season

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It’s that magical time of the year where your labbies are looking at you with their cute puppy eyes wondering if the boss is going to get them a present, and spouses of STEM folks are wondering what the heck to get them. Fear not! I have your definitive list of SUPER cool swag you […]

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Nerdy Science Gifts for All

Helen Bird

We surveyed grad students, post docs, and faculty to bring you the best and most thoughtful gifts for academics.

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Overlapping Rules for Horror Movies and Research

Sam Gannon, EdD

Note: some are really only helpful if we add the words “in the lab” to the rule.

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Spreadsheet Madness

Sam Gannon, EdD

From time to time, I receive calls from faculty members who are facing a financial problem on one of their projects. Most of these issues are routine in the management of research, including problems with spending and budgeting, but there have also been the panicked, middle of the night phone calls when millions of dollars […]

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Looking for the Helpers in Academia

Allison Mayle, PhD

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers I’ve noticed something when things aren’t going well in lab – whenever I’ve almost lost hope, someone does something that restores […]

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Nature Conspiracy Theories

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Announcing a New Journal Just for Those REALLY in the Know.

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Behind the Scenes with a Standardized Patient

Cosmo S.

Last week I had cholecystitis and lung cancer. In the past year I’ve had pneumonia, an MRSA infection and angina. Here's how the magic happens.

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