Rodrigo Pérez Ortega
Science, health and environmental journalist
I’m an award-winning science journalist and staff writer at Science magazine focusing on diversity in science.
My work has also been published both in English and Spanish, in Nature, The New York Times, Quanta, Science News, Knowable, The Open Notebook, Animal Político and Medscape en Español, among others.
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This ancient shark fossil is exquisite. But some researchers wonder if they’ll be able to study it
Science — Apr. 15, 2021
In March, an exquisite shark fossil from Mexico made it to the cover of Science. Paleontologists were stunned: it’s a beautiful specimen, but the paper raised many ethical questions regarding private collections and scientific colonialism.