Think of It as the Next Big Adventure

Ross Cloney, PhD

Five years ago I joined Nature Communications from my postdoc to begin my new life as an editor.

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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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Beliefs Are For Churches

Josh Fessel, MD, PhD

You ever see a paper or talk and say, "I just don't believe it"? BLASPHEMY! The power of science compels you to do better!

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Taking Science Personally

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A few months ago one of my favorite Twitter/blogger types, Pascale Lane, shared the story of her adorable husband who was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain …

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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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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy …

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Ome sweet ome

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

Suffer from ome-phobia? You've come to the right place.

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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 …

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A Monday Morning Giggle from The Onion

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

In grad school, a new investigator was pressuring me to come to his lab to study the molecular basis of learning in sea slugs. Sea slugs are dreadful little creatures …

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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 …

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