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Top Read Papers This Week on ReadCube

Top Read Papers This Week on ReadCube

In case you missed these – here is a run down of the top read papers across all of ReadCube this week: A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos.  http://rdcu.be/CCM  #evolutionary #genetics #nature A simple symmetry as a guide toward new physics beyond the Standard Model. http://rdcu.be/qSa   #neutrino #models #frontiers Abstract rule neurons in the endbrain support…

Happy Holidays from ReadCube Papers!

Happy Holidays from ReadCube Papers!

  Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!!  

Love the brain? So do we! ReadCube @ Neuro 2013!

Love the brain? So do we! ReadCube @ Neuro 2013!

Attention Attention! We’re thrilled to say that we’ll be at this year’s Neuroscience conference in sunny San Diego! So if you’re at SfN, we’d love to see you! Here are a few reasons you might want to come visit us: If you’re a loyal ReadCube user, come on down to booth #405, where we just…

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Things I Wish I Knew Entering Grad School: Choosing Your Lab – Talk to Your Potential PI and Lab Members

Once you’ve narrowed down your choice to a few labs based on your research interests as well as any geographic or lifestyle preferences that may come into play, and you’ve established a general understanding as to what PI and the lab itself may have to offer, it’s time to arrange a visit and have a…

4 Bummers About the Government Shutdown, If You’re A Researcher

4 Bummers About the Government Shutdown, If You’re A Researcher

(Image Credit: Reuters) So it’s really happened, the US Federal Government has shut down (at least in part). You’ve surely read about the main consequences in the news: almost a million people are sent home without pay, government office buildings are closed, and even the website of the USDA is offline! As a loyal slave to…

Keeping Balance in Graduate School

Keeping Balance in Graduate School

When I was in graduate school, my top priority was crystal clear to me: getting out with a Ph.D. Other people described me as “focused like a laser beam” on that goal. In retrospect, I may have been too focused. There is more to life than graduate work. Keeping your health and sanity intact are…

Scientific FOMO? No mo!

Scientific FOMO? No mo!

Keeping up on the latest research in your field can be a slippery slope. After you’ve found the first few great papers or key authors, the realization how much information is out there (not to mention the task of sorting through it) can be really intimidating! Just like in your life outside the lab, science…

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Grad School is a Whole Other Planet

Forget Men are from Mars, and Women being from Venus – in grad school, we are all on Pluto. If you go through a Ph.D. program, you will find graduate studies to be a very different world from undergraduate school. If you just get an M.S., then graduate school may not be much different from…

Back to the Grind

Back to the Grind

September’s here. The air is getting crisper – campuses are buzzing… yes friends, summer is winding down and fall is approaching. We’ve got some great things on the way… BIG new feature launches Campus visits Conference parties …PLUS we’re teaming up with our friends at 1DegreeBio to bring you some great articles with tips and tricks to navigate through…

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Things I Wish I Knew Entering Grad School: Making a Great Start – So Many Papers, So Little Time

When I began working in my grad school lab, I was handed a stack of scientific articles as part of my “welcome package” and was told to spend a lot of time reading while I was slowly gearing up for the experiments needed for my project. I was eager to learn so I’d sit at…

Fall in Love with the ReadCube Bookmarklet!

Fall in Love with the ReadCube Bookmarklet!

  Have you installed our nifty bookmarklet? It lets you easily save articles from your browser to your ReadCube Desktop library in a single click! Installation is Easy: Go to: http://www.readcube.com/bookmarklet Drag the bookmarklet button to the right to your Bookmarks Toolbar. That’s it! Whenever you want to save a journal article to your ReadCube library,…

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Founders’ Message: A look back at 2012

What a year for ReadCube! First, let us thank you, our ReadCube Community, for such loyal support this year, and great feedback! Your questions, comments, and suggestions have been a crucial force in driving the development, and we can barely contain our excitement about what we have for you in the year to come. This…

Happy Holidays from ReadCube!

Happy Holidays from ReadCube!

We love the holiday season here at ReadCube HQ, in no small part because it generally signals the arrival of presents! So, we’re thrilled to let you know about our holiday gift to you, the latest ReadCube update. This update carries a few key features that you, our dedicated fans, have asked for: We’re excited…

Mmmm, crunchie!

Mmmm, crunchie!

Every year, researchers compete for grants to fund their experiments and further their quest for discovery. Here at ReadCube HQ, we too are deep in competition, though of a different sort. Startups like us vie for recognition and awards, and we need your help! If you love us (and we know you do!), show your support…

Open Access Week!

Open Access Week!

Greetings ReadCubers! This week is Open Access Week, a movement promoting immediate, unfettered access to peer-reviewed publications in science. There’s a lot of interesting dialogue going on, and we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite bits on our twitter account, but we thought the blog was a great place to give you all a little Open Access…

Mark It!

Mark It!

Hello world! We’re pleased to release a new update to ReadCube into the world today. It comes jam-packed with the usual optimizations, tweaks, and bugfixes, plus a couple of new features. Check out what’s new! A collapsible left-side panel: After many requests, we’ve finally added a button to hide the side panel, giving you extra…

Happy Birthday ReadCube!

Happy Birthday ReadCube!

(Image Credit: Will Clayton via Flickr) It’s been a year! That’s right, we released ReadCube into the wild for the first time on October 11, 2011. It’s been an awesome run so far, and we’re super excited about all the new features we have in store for the near future. Stay tuned, lots to come!

Science in your sleep?

Science in your sleep?

Have you ever fallen asleep in bed with a journal article on your face? We have. It often goes like this: It’s 3am, and in 6 hours you’re supposed to be in class or meet with your adviser to summarize the results of a paper (you know, the one on your face). You’re tired and…