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TS Digest Turns One
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Jul 1, 2024 | 2 min read
As we reflect upon our first year, we seek reader feedback to continue on a path of success.
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Associate Editors: Please Jump in the Mosh Pit
James Zimring, MD, PhD | Jun 26, 2024 | 5 min read
Journal associate editors must ruffle feathers from time to time during the publication process for the greater scientific good. 
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How to Write a Good Results Section
Nathan Ni, PhD | 5 min read
Effective results sections need to be much more than a list of data points given without context. 
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When Masterpieces Arise from Yeast
Laura Tran, PhD | Jun 17, 2024 | 6 min read
Jef Boeke and his team create intricate works of art on Petri dishes using a palette of yeast paints.
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Meet the Team: Ashleigh Campsall
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Jun 14, 2024 | 4 min read
A chance trip to a graphic design studio set Ashleigh Campsall on a path of putting the life in life science stories through art.
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What’s Your Story? Contest Finalists and Winners
The Scientist | 3 min read
The Scientist is excited to announce the finalists of our inaugural science writing contest and to give readers a chance to vote for their favorite story.
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Cell Centered
Stella Zawistowski | Jun 14, 2024 | 2 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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June 2024 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Jun 14, 2024 | 1 min read
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
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How to Write a Good Introduction Section
Nathan Ni, PhD | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
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Open AI, Locked Minds
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
The scientific community needs to draw the line between use and abuse of artificial intelligence tools.
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Should Research Faculty Have Teaching Experience?
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
Researchers bring their topical expertise to the lecture hall, but formal classroom training isn’t required for most faculty appointments. Should this change?
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Building a Scientific Narrative
Nathan Ni, PhD | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
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Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | Jun 3, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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The Poster Projector
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Alok Wessel was well prepared to present his conference poster, or so he thought.
Bacteriologist Melinda Grosser holds the book <em >House of Mirth&nbsp;</em>by Edith Wharton and an agar art plate that recreates the book cover.
Where Books Meet Bacteria
Niki Spahich, PhD | 4 min read
Melinda Grosser combines her love of reading and microbiology in her unique Instagram account.
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Scientific Conferences Get Virtually Real
Meenakshi Prabhune, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Between online and in person options, is there a right medium for attending a conference?
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Behind the Scenes of the Publication Process
Shelby Bradford, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
What happens on the other side of the paper publication submission portal? Christopher Rodrigues, who serves as a journal associate editor, revealed the process.
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The Fundamentals of Academic Science Writing
Nathan Ni, PhD | 5 min read
Writing is an essential skill for scientists, and learning how to write effectively starts with good fundamentals and lots of practice.
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Science Crossword Puzzle
Stella Zawistowski | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Put on your thinking cap, and take on this fun challenge.
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Enter Our 2024 Top 10 Innovations Contest
The Scientist | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Submit your new product for a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2024 competition.
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