What scientists can learn from entrepreneurs

For scientists, business strategies might seem unimportant and learning how to market a product may appear unnecessary or even objectionable. But much like any profession, scientists can embrace entrepreneurship to make sure their work has an impact on society. At a recent Bio-sciences Entrepreneurship workshop, professionals from science and medicine learned how to innovate through entrepreneurship.

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Philosophy at the heart of powerless politics

"Orestes Pursued by the Furies"John Singer Sargent
The crises of tomorrow's democracies come from the human aspect of ourselves. Beyond easily observable forces - scientific, political, or anything else - we seek to make connections with one another. Let's turn to philosophy.

Guest Post: "3 Tips on Creating More Agile Teams" by Wendy Dessler

If you intend to make your team more agile, it is possible to pull this off if you have the best information guiding your way. Today, we’d like to make it easy to discover the easiest ways to make your team a lot more responsive.

"What should science stand for?" An analytic mind in an uncertain world

Science is like a jungle sometimes. It makes me wonder how I keep from going under.
Scientists, journalists, policymakers have emphasize the need to communicate through the right media. Science would exercise a great power buy embracing newspapers, video shows, and social media. Researchers can take to the streets and demand authority among the post-truth alternative facts. In society, what kind of a voice should science have?

The university as a four-year Fourier Transform

Inspirational wisdom from an anesthesiologist
Yesterday afternoon I arrived from the 2017 Annual AAAS Conference. Interviews, networking, dinners, parties were only the skeleton of the experience. Handing out curved-corner business cards, sipping coffee with world-renowned journalists, and partying with funky scientists filled in the rest. And of course, the Northeastern-style seafood was pretty cool too. And, as my undergraduate years come to a close, the culmination comes like a roll of the dice.

"Listen to the abstract" - a memoir preview

Sofía Gandarias "Kafka, El Visionario"
The following is a piece of writing from a WIP memoir.

The pursuit of science for art's sake

Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz rejected the notion of "art for art's sake." The leftist revolutionary used poetry for political influence toward Pakistani nationalism, humanism, and love poems.
What's the point of science? Aesthetic, utility, personal fulfillment plague our rhetoric as we search for knowledge. But a purpose is just a purpose till its probed further. Then it becomes something deeper. It becomes something meaningful for people to make sense of their lives. With existential fears of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and climate change on the rise, science becomes more and more an idea to be scrutinized, rather than left to the whim of desire. What does it become? An art.