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The Twenty-fifth Hour of the Day: Finding Time for Outreach: Part 2 #reachingoutsci

Academic scientists used to live by the mantra “publish or perish” but a sort of unwelcome relief is in sight: our fears about publishing enough and in prominent places are increasingly surpassed by the demands placed on us as hunters and gatherers of university overhead. With a growing number of soft-money research positions and tenure decisions decided by the number, and size, of NSF or NIH grants, there’s more pressure than ever to lock yourself in your office. 


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