Elsewhere in Science, 4 October 2013

Every week, Science publishes a few articles that are likely to be of interest to career-minded readers. But because those articles aren’t featured on Science Careers, our readers could easily overlook them.

To remedy that, every Friday we’re pointing readers toward articles appearing in Science—the print magazine as well as the other Science-family publications (ScienceInsider, ScienceNow, Science Translational Medicine—Sci. TM—and Science Signaling)—that hold some relevance or nuggets of advice for readers interested in furthering their careers in science. (Please note that while articles appearing in ScienceInsider and ScienceNow can be read by anyone, articles appearing in Sci. TM and Science may require AAAS membership/ subscription or a site license.)

  1. Here’s one that might have important practical benefits for scientists—especially those who feel a need to interact with other people better. In Now, Kelly Servick reports on research showing that reading highbrow literary works improves “our ability to understand the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of those around us.”

For those interested in career issues, this week’s highlight is the special section, Communication in Science: Pressures and Predators, which Science and AAAS (publisher of Science and Science Careers) have made free to the public.

  1. Finally, don’t missCareers’ contribution to the special issue, “Your Data, Warts and All.”

There’s a lot more, so keep reading.

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