'Picture a Scientist’ director Sharon Shattuck wants you to know you're not alone

The stories captured in Picture a Scientist are shocking, but they are hardly exceptional

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A slime mold changes its mind: an interview with slime mold scientist Audrey Dussutour

How do slime molds and ants make decisions without a central brain?

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Neuroscientist seeks love molecule: a conversation with Bianca Jones Marlin

The Columbia scientist on the neuroscience of motherhood and how social justice and science intersect

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How did birds become birds? An interview with Jingmai O'Connor

The paleontologist and soon-to-be curator at the Field Museum on excavations, being a party animal, and imposter syndrome

Anuses can have teeth, farts can be weapons, butts can be homes: an interview with a farts expert

Zoologist and butt book author Dani Rabaiotti on the worst fart she ever smelled and what new fart research she'd like to see

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Volcano diplomacy and the future of eruption predictions: the life of a volcanologist

NASA petrologist Kayla Iacovino on her life studying volcanoes and being a Star Trek fanatic

How radar can track fireworks, according to a meteorologist

It is the same technique that they use to look for tornado debris while monitoring severe weather

Climate strikers send a message: "Put your planet and its people over profit"

"We are supposed to be the 'leaders of tomorrow', but are being forced to become the leaders of today because our current leaders refuse to hear our cries"

There might be some problems when we try to make babies in space

Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to figure out how microgravity will affect developing babies

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"Paraben-free" products aren't safer than anything else

It's unclear if parabens are dangerous, and if they're not being used then some other preservative is

Two behavioral neuroscientists discuss the long-term damage of family separation

The neurological and behavioral consequences of separating children from parents, especially mothers, can persist into adulthood

Why scientists are taking a more active role in politics and policy

Cognitive neuroscientist Timothy Verstynen thinks scientists need to take visible stances on issues like forced family separation

Mark Lynas on the complexity of disagreeing on GMOs

'I try to take people at face value in terms of what their objections are, and to not ascribe them with ill-intent'

Neuroscientist Kale Edmiston on why biological bases of being trans shouldn't matter

'We should haven’t to prove that we’re really a certain gender in order to be treated like a person'

Henry Greely, bioethicist and attorney, on why genetic tech isn't so scary

'I probably wouldn’t regulate anything except possibly parents'