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  • Scientists hit hard by powerful hurricanes in 2017 share tips for weathering future disasters.

    • Virginia Gewin
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  • Scientists are as sceptical as they come — but many still engage in personal rituals or use totems in the lab and field.

    • Kendall Powell
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  • Scientists lured by big-prize competitions should weigh contests' aims and non-monetary benefits before entering.

    • Virginia Gewin
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  • Nature's 2017 PhD survey reveals that, despite many problems with doctoral programmes, PhD students are as committed as ever to pursuing research careers.

    • Chris Woolston
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  • Will the future of research rely on independent workers who perform short-term jobs? Labour researchers and freelance scientists share their views.

    • Roberta Kwok
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  • Break with the routine and discover how to engineer a scientific meeting that everyone will remember.

    • Amber Dance
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  • Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development.

    • Elie Dolgin
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  • Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country.

    • Quirin Schiermeier
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  • Software programming, algorithm development and other technological skills can give scientists an edge in their fields.

    • Gaia Donati
    • Chris Woolston
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  • Institutions in Argentina and Brazil are struggling to maintain their funding and talent.

    • Anna Petherick
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  • Work placements can offer research students real-world experience and a valuable taste of their future career.

    • Chris Woolston
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  • Scientists are designing board, card and digital games to convey scientific concepts.

    • Roberta Kwok
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  • Affordable dwellings are rare in many areas where junior researchers want to study or work.

    • Chris Woolston
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