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Don’t Let Those Cell Lines Get Out Of Line

Do you really know the identity of the cell lines you’re working with? Here are some ways to find out.

The Voice Within May Be Toxoplasma Speaking

Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that reproduces in cats and can infect humans, is known to alter behavior. A recent study shows that infected humans tend to be more entrepreneurial.

When Wanderlust Meets Wonderlust

Are you ready to plan your first trip to a scientific conference? Here are five tips to get you started.

Peer Review, Not Poor Review

First time on the giving end of the peer review process? Fret not, graduate student, here are some tips to get you started.

Would You Sell Your Genome On A Blockchain?

What can you do with your genomic data? One company wants to let you monetize it via blockchain.

The Science Of Festivity

There’s a scientific basis to the magic of the holiday season.

10 Lab Hacks That Could Save You Time And Effort

Ever wondered why some scientists seem so carefree in the lab? Perhaps they've optimized their protocol with some of these lab hacks.

Six Ways To Spot A Scientist

Scientists may hang up their lab coats at the end of the workday, but certain mannerisms don't change even outside the lab.

Four Fun Facts About Eclipses

Asia might have missed out on the recent solar eclipse, but there were plenty of learning points for skywatchers here to prepare for the next time the moon obstructs the sun.

The Five Stages Of (Manuscript) Rejection

Getting a manuscript to publication is not an easy task, and rejection is part and parcel of the academic cycle. Here's what you can do about it.