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This Scientific Life

Our contributors hail from all over the sciences — and all over the world. We’ll share what brought us to science, why we stay, and what makes us (occasionally) want to run away. There will be eureka moments, scientific screw-ups, advice to youngsters, peers, and elders, as well as whimsical stories about space exploration, fruit fly cognition, and how a neuron can live its best life.

My Biggest Goof...
I knew I wanted to be a scientist when…

Over Easy

By Y-Lan Boureau

“Nonsense!” Paul mumbled. But we all heard him, and now he had […]

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