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Expert Opinions

The most pressing issues in science illuminated by the perspectives of those who know them best: working scientists

Can AI help diagnose depression? It's a long shot

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At the moment, machine intelligence is just as subjective as human intelligence

Alejandra Canales, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Comment 5 peer comments

"Paraben-free" products aren't safer than anything else

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It's unclear if parabens are dangerous, and if they're not being used then some other preservative is

Emily Harari, UC Berkeley

Great minds think differently - supporting neurodiversity benefits scientific progress

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Susanna Harris, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Juan Pablo Ruiz, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Who owns your cells?

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Sarah Kearns, University of Michigan

Comment 3 peer comments

Why aren't there quality controls for antibody research?

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One of science's most helpful tools gives an alarming number of false results

Daniel Bojar, ETH Zurich

Why fieldwork is still crucial for science research

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Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

Comment 1 peer comment

Billionaires are rushing into biotech. Inequality is following them into science

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comment 2 peer comments

I crush stalagmites from protected caves. What can I do to give back?

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Scientists should do more with the communities where they work, a cave researcher writes

Gabriela Serrato Marks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Plants are not conscious, whether you can 'sedate' them or not

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Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

Comment 2 peer comments

Rand Paul's bill to stop 'silly' science would stifle research, innovation, and the economy

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The senator has backed a bill that would let political appointees and "taxpayer advocates" cut research

Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

This biologist believes we should embrace human gene editing

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It could free millions from preventable, predetermined suffering

Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

We need to change the way we think about alcoholism

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David Haggerty, Indiana University School of Medicine