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

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Opinion: Star Trek Medicine

By | November 6, 2014

An apology for basic research

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Opinion: #IceBucketChallenge, Investing Well

By | September 10, 2014

Hundreds of thousands participated in the ALS campaign that went viral, but how are they supposed to decide where to donate?

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Opinion: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

By | October 22, 2013

Nutrition research must overcome pseudoscientific measures and self-interest to make progress in the fight against obesity.

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Opinion: Academic Waste

By | October 17, 2013

From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.

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Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough

By | June 6, 2013

The recently announced BRAIN Initiative, referred to as the Apollo program for neuroscience, needs more funding and better goals to live up to the hype.

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Opinion: Learning from Peer Review

By , , and | May 24, 2013

The grant-review process plays significant roles in the education of researchers and in shaping scientific progress.

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Opinion: An Uncertain Future

By | March 6, 2013

As US policymakers debate federal budget cuts, global health science hangs in the balance.

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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: Fishy Deaths

By | October 29, 2012

Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.

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