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Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity

By Ed Smith | June 10, 2013

The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?

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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

By James Hicks | May 14, 2013

The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.

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Opinion: Remediating Misconduct

By James DuBois | May 14, 2013

Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?

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image: Opinion: Does Social Media “Like” Conservation?

Opinion: Does Social Media “Like” Conservation?

By Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Sheema Abdul Aziz, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, and Gopalasamy R. Clements | April 8, 2013

Environmental issues that resonate on an immediate, emotional level seem to play better on sites like Facebook than do longer-term, but no less serious problems.

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Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”

By Raynard S. Kington | March 5, 2013

If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.

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Opinion: Biodiversity Impacts Humanity

By Bradley J. Cardinale | February 20, 2013

Increasing evidence suggests that loss of Earth’s biological diversity will compromise our planet’s ability to provide the goods and services societies need to prosper.

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Opinion: From Polymerase to Politics

By Kumar Sukhdeo | February 11, 2013

Why so few scientists make the leap to policy-making positions, and why more should give it a try

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Opinion: Paradoxical Amphibians

By David B. Wake | 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 David Rubenson | 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: The Successes of Women in STEM

By Karen Purcell | January 23, 2013

Women have come a long way, but roadblocks remain

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