Links: How to Get Off the Tenure-Track, Refereeing Tips, Facebook and Rotation Curves, and More.

by Kelle on April 16, 2010

  • The path less travelled | Nature Jobs
    Advice for those who want to be an active scientist, but necessarily glued onto the tenure track. “..there are ways to stay involved in science and make a living, without working in a full-time academic position. If you combine dedication, ingenuity, frugality and good connections—the same mix needed to survive in academia—you can become a truly independent scientist without compromising your passion for your field.”
  • Editorial Opinions (2) | FemaleScienceProfessor
    A nice little guide to refereeing. “Keep in mind that your main job is not to point out new and different research activities that the authors should have done or could do, and focus on what is in the manuscript. Provide both general and specific comments (including noting what you liked about the manuscript, if anything, not just what you didn’t like), note any problems you find, make constructive suggestions, and don’t take too long with your review. Also remember that by reviewing a manuscript you are doing a great service to all involved, and perhaps learning something interesting, so don’t stress out, just dive in and write out your comments.”
  • Spreading Galaxies Gospel on Facebook | SarahAskew
    Commentary about the use of a Facebook group to affect the scientific communities ideas about galaxy rotation curves. Flat or not? Maybe I should start a “Brown Dwarfs can be less massive than 13 Jupiter masses” group.
  • Are Times a Changin? | Women In Astronomy
    On the rise of women in leadership roles at NASA.
  • Clean Out Your To-Do List for Guilt-Free Productivity | Lifehacker
    “An unorganized and unfocused to-do list is a bigger productivity hurdle than not having a to-do list at all.”
  • Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition | Lifehacker
    Delete unread RSS feeds, purge contacts, use Dropbox, etc.
  • Airlines Look to Limit Bumping | New York Times

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1 John Gizis April 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

The group could be called “It’s still just a brown dwarf.”


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