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Opinionated Science Episode 48: From Culture Plate to Dinner Plate –The Lingering Promise of Lab-Based Meat

This latest episode is an audio version of a cover story from our online magazine, The Scientific Observer. In that article, writer Tanaaz Khan explores the “lingering” promise of lab-based meat, investigating whether this future food will deliver for the world’s rapidly growing population.
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Opinionated Science x Extraordinary Grace: Using Mentoring As a Catalyst Within STEM

In this episode, voices of change, Arpana Vaniya, PhD and Maryam Goudarzi, PhD, join Lucy Lawrence to discuss how we can achieve gender equity and more diversity in STEM disciplines through mastering outreach and mentorship.

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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 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: 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 31: Night Owls, Inflatable Implants and Twins' Trauma

How does your circadian clock affect your personality? Why are inflatable implants being considered for back pain? How are migraine and PTSD in identical twins linked? All these questions, and more will be answered on this week's Opinionated Science!
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Opinionated Science Episode 25: AirDNA and Reversing Hair Loss in Shaved Mice

In this episode, the TN team take a look at a study that has plucked DNA out of thin air, and another that points the way towards reversing stress-induced hair loss. There are several bad puns in this episode, please proceed with caution. 
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