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Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Reacting to Bias in STEM

This episode of Opinionated Science is part of our latest podcast mini-series, where we are joined by esteemed STEM advocates, scientists as well as diversity, equity and inclusion experts who share their experiences interacting with and mentoring a virtual scientist named Grace. In this incredible episode, we speak with Sisters in Science who are taking social media by storm and helping to break stereotypes within STEM. 
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Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Being Your Authentic Self in STEM

This episode of Opinionated Science is part of our latest podcast mini-series, where we are joined by esteemed STEM advocates, scientists as well as diversity, equity and inclusion experts who share their experiences interacting with and mentoring a virtual scientist named Grace.
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Opinionated Science Episode 46: A Massive Bacterium and Fasting for Nerve Repair

In the latest Opinionated Science , the team discuss the discovery of an absolutely unit of a bacterium in a Caribbean swamp, and the potential of intermittent fasting to accelerate nerve repair in mice.
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Opinionated Science Episode 45: To the Depths of Drug Discovery

This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In it, TN Senior Science Writer Molly Campbell takes a deep dive into drug discovery efforts looking to harness the next generation of medicines from Earth’s cradle of life: the ocean.

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Opinionated Science Episode 41: Decoding Pig Grunts, Reviving the Christmas Rat and Your Gut vs Sushi

In the latest Opinionated Science, the TN team looks at a study of pigs’ emotions that may put you off your bacon, discover why an extinct rat shows the challenges of bringing species back from the dead and explore why bacteria of oceanic origin are key to your gut’s ability to digest a humble maki roll.

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Opinionated Science Episode 39: The Science of Christmas Dinner

In this bumper episode, the team review a series of studies from the last year that investigate Christmassy food. Could the future of Christmas dinner involve a cell culture roast, unnaturally smooth chocolate and fractal cauliflower?
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Opinionated Science Episode 38: Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Autism?

In this episode, the team examine a new study that challenges the notion that gut microbes may play a causal role in autism spectrum disorder. Might a link once ascribed to signaling from the gut’s nervous system actually just be a consequence of restricted diet?
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Opinionated Science: The Reproducibility Crisis

Listen to this podcast to hear insights into some of the biggest challenges we face when looking at reproducibility and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed this.
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Opinionated Science Episode 35: Mighty Microbes Battle Cancer and Protect the Environment

In this episode, the Technology Networks team review a pair of studies showing off the power of microbes. In one, they act as a conduit in an unlikely potential health benefit for a high-salt diet. In the other, they are revealed to play an important role in the breakdown of plastic in the environment.
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Opinionated Science Episode 32: Debunking the "Hygiene Hypothesis" and Psychedelic Brain Changes

On this episode, the team take a look at a new study that suggests people's interpretation of the "Hygiene Hypothesis" - that early exposure to some microorganisms protects against allergic disease - might be in need of a cleanup. They also detail some findings on the psychedelic drug psilocybin and its effects on the connections of the mammalian brain. Not to be missed!
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