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Opinion: 11 Best Science Podcasts

By Matthew Eckwahl | December 29, 2017

Long road trip over the holidays? Endless pipetting at the bench? Here’s how to keep your brain occupied.

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Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students

By Michael T. Parker and Patricia M. Lawston | November 30, 2017

Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.

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Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire

By Robert Hueter | September 27, 2017

A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.

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Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path

By Anna Kriebs | September 3, 2017

Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond.

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Opinion: Science, Meet Politics

By Miriam R. Fein | August 23, 2017

The events of the past six months have inspired advocacy for the first time.

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Opinion: When Science Meets Activism

By Jonathan M. Berman | May 3, 2017

Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.

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Opinion: After We March

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | March 16, 2017

How to become—and stay—involved in science policy 

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Opinion: Welcome to SciComm

By Shane M. Hanlon | March 9, 2017

New to science communication? Here’s how to get started.

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Opinion: Sometimes, Scientists Must March

By Katie Gibbs, Alana Westwood, and Kathleen Walsh | February 13, 2017

Lessons learned from the “Death of Evidence” demonstration in Canada

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Opinion: Should Scientists Engage in Activism?

By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | February 7, 2017

Scientists who accept funding with the tacit agreement that they keep their mouths shut about the government are far more threatening to an independent academy than those who speak their minds.

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