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  1. For 100 years, bringing you the latest in science

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects a century of science news as the 100th anniversary of Science News arrives.

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  2. After a year like no other, new challenges and hope

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects on covering COVID-19, the things we've learned along the way, and some of the stories that sparked joy this year.

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  3. illustration of telescope with alien spaceships
    Space

    Top 10 questions I’d ask an alien from the Galactic Federation

    An interview with E.T. would be a journalist’s dream, but it’s not very likely.

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  4. Amid winter’s darkness, flashes of brilliance

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the celestial conundrums of the Geminids meteor shower, the dimming of Betelgeuse and STEVE (the sky glow that is not an aurora).

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  5. With a pandemic, impatience can be deadly

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about pandemic fatigue and the importance of patience in the face of uncertainty.

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    Science & Society

    These are science’s Top 10 erroneous results

    A weird form of life, a weird form of water and faster-than-light neutrinos are among the science findings that have not survived closer scrutiny.

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  7. In praise of serendipity — and scientific obsession

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the role of serendipity and scientific obsession played in this month's feature stories.

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  8. Seeing a bright future for science in these innovators

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the process of finding and profiling the scientists who make up the SN10.

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  9. Partial image of Venus, which appears blue and swirly
    Space

    Hope for life on Venus survives for centuries against all odds

    Early scientists often assumed that Venus, though hotter than Earth, hosted life.

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  10. When the human body outwits a deadly virus

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about triumphs of the human immune system over HIV.

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  11. Where do we draw the line between life and death?

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the challenges of defining brain death and the first GM mosquitoes in the United States.

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  12. When science doesn’t yet have the answers

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about going back to school in the midst of a pandemic.

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