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Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.

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Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.

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Opinion: Experiences of an Itinerant Scientist

By | July 14, 2015

What I’ve learned doing science in three different countries 

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Opinion: A Role for Community Science Clubs

By , , and | July 29, 2014

How retired scientists can enhance science education where they reside

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Opinion: Video Saved the Scientific Publication

By | November 11, 2013

How visual materials and methods can save scientists time and money.

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Opinion: The Best Projects Are Least Obvious

By | September 25, 2013

Today’s technologies have opened all sorts of experimental avenues. Deciding which questions are best to pursue requires a certain degree of restraint.

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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By | February 7, 2013

New amphibian species are being discovered at an exciting rate, yet they are also the vertebrates most at risk of extinction.

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Opinion: Communication Crisis in Research

By | January 30, 2013

The problem threatens progress and stems from both a lack of attention to clear discourse and a scientific culture not focused on critical challenges.

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Opinion: Keep Animals in the Classroom

By | January 3, 2013

The release of non-native organisms into the environment by high school teachers should not be used as an argument to stop teaching by hands-on demonstration.

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Opinion: Teaching Science Without Harm

By | January 3, 2013

Animal dissections are not needed in education.

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