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About Science News

Science News offers readers a concise, current and comprehensive overview of the latest scientific research in all fields and applications of science and technology.

Science News is edited for an educated readership of professionals, scientists and other science enthusiasts. Written by a staff of experienced science journalists, it treats science as news, reporting accurately and placing findings in perspective. Science News and its writers have won many awards for their work; here's a list of many of them.

Published since 1922, the biweekly print publication reaches about 90,000 dedicated subscribers and is available via the Science News app on Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices. Updated continuously online, the Science News website attracted over 12 million unique online viewers in 2016.

Science News is published by the Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. 

Editorial Independence

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization makes public the names of all donors and institutions who give $100 or more per year. We accept donations from people who wish to remain anonymous, as long as their identity is known to us. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN's Membership Standards.


We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information in the articles we publish. If we find or learn of an error, we will correct it as soon as possible and add a note to the story explaining the changes that have been made. If you spot an error in a story on our website, in the magazine or in any Science News product, please e-mail editors@sciencenews.org.

Science News Staff 

Publisher - Maya Ajmera
Editor in Chief - Nancy Shute


Editor, Special Projects - Elizabeth Quill
News Director - Macon Morehouse
Digital Director - Kate Travis
Features Editor - Cori Vanchieri
Managing Editor, Magazine - Erin Wayman
Deputy News Editor - Katy Daigle
Associate Editor - Emily DeMarco
Associate Editor - Cassie Martin
Associate Digital Editor - Helen Thompson
Audience Engagement Editor - Mike Denison
Astronomy - Lisa Grossman
Behavioral Sciences - Bruce Bower
Biomedicine - Aimee Cunningham
Earth & Climate - Carolyn Gramling
Life Sciences - Susan Milius
Molecular Biology, Senior Writer - Tina Hesman Saey
Neuroscience - Laura Sanders
Physics - Emily Conover
Technology - Maria Temming
Social Sciences - Sujata Gupta
Editorial Assistant - Kyle Plantz
Science Writing Intern - Carolyn Wilke
Contributing Correspondents - Laura BeilTom SiegfriedAlexandra Witze


Chief Design Officer - Stephen Egts
Design Director - Erin Otwell
Assistant Art Director - Chang Won Chang
Assistant Art Director - Tracee Tibbitts

Science News for Students

Editor - Janet Raloff
Managing Editor - Sarah Zielinski
Staff Writer - Bethany Brookshire
Web Producer- Lillian Steenblik Hwang


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