We ask researchers to select one of their recent journal articles and share the unpublished stories that led to their scientific discoveries. From unexpected challenges to surprising results, researchers breakdown the scientific process to tell the stories that don’t make it into research journals.
Doug Leigh and Ryan Watkins are the hosts of Parsing Science. Both are Professors, at Pepperdine University and George Washington University, respectively. Doug also maintains press credentials through the International Science Writers Association.
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