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Expert Opinions

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

Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

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An evolutionary biologist explains all the things you might get into an argument over

Allison Fritts-Penniman, Ecology

It's lonely being a Black scientist

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I have been weighed down by tragedy, passed over, and exploited

Anonymous

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

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Alejandra Canales, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Graduate student working conditions are worsening. To fight back, they're unionizing

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Conditions like withheld pay and discriminatory behavior are damaging lives

Kristifor Sunderic, BMCC CUNY

Sex isn't binary, and we should stop acting like it is

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It's time for legislation and education to reflect sex as a spectrum with unlimited options

Liza Brusman, University of Colorado, Boulder

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

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Why fieldwork is still crucial for science research

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There are some things it's impossible to discern without ground truthing

Cassie Freund, Wake Forest University

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

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Joshua Peters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Why is it so hard for scientists to talk about leaving academia?

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Prabarna Ganguly, National Human Genome Research Institute

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

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A New York Times story is a case study in what can go wrong in translating science

Devang Mehta, University of Alberta

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