Rethinking death and ageing in the age of modern medicine
A more honest and compassionate approach to old age and death is necessary to help people live meaningful lives, argues William Reilly.
Impostor syndrome in postgraduate research: The guilt isn’t your fault
As mental health issues affect more and more postgraduate researchers, impostor syndrome remains an under-addressed issue, argues May Merino.
Too stressed for success: The academic epidemic
Emilia Schmid discusses the problem of burnout in academia, and what needs to be done to better support researchers.
Opinion Series: Mental Health in STEM
The Oxford Scientist is starting a new series of Opinion pieces to discuss in depth some of the mental health challenges in academia.
Why intersectionality is so important in STEM
Taylah Andrews-Clark argues that an intersectional approach that goes beyond isolated identities is crucial for achieving diversity in STEM.
Is geoengineering for climate change a necessity or a distraction?
Geoengineering techniques like solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal are not without risks – but, done safely, the latter may be essential, argues Simon Driscoll.
Taking stock: Reflecting on our pandemic mistakes
Ashley Jackson reflects on the lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we all benefit by listening to each other’s perspectives.
The future of dairy
Alex Rodway argues the future of dairy lies in lab-grown products that provide the same taste and nutrition without the environmental impact.
Are animal models still relevant to drug development?
Adèle Bouyer reviews how a recent change in FDA regulation may herald a decline in animal testing, in the face of new alternative models.
Commodifying the cosmos: Who does space really belong to?
Ilke Boran argues that there may be much to be gained from space exploration, as long as the benefits are made available to all.