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  1. What can science tell us about living a good life?

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses what science can tell us about finding fulfillment, even in disastrous times

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  2. Debate over Pluto’s planet status still carries on

    Managing editor Erin Wayman discusses the challenges of classification in science, from Pluto's planet status to the definition of life.

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  3. Creating a ‘science of us’ has been a contentious effort

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the evolution of behavioral science research over the past century.

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  4. A century of exploring the endless final frontier

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses a century of astronomy and scientists' search for worlds beyond our own

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  5. Steven Weinberg sitting in front of a chalkboard covered in equations
    Physics

    With Steven Weinberg’s death, physics loses a titan

    The Nobel laureate advanced the theory of particles and forces, and wrote insightfully for a wider public.

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  6. Tasking trees with averting the climate crisis is a big ask

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses whether planting trees can help us avert the climate crisis, or if it is another quick-fix gimmick.

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  7. How test tube babies went mainstream

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the history of assisted reproductive technologies, which has made parenthood possible for millions of people.

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  8. When Science News readers talk, we listen

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the wonderful feedback we receive from our readers.

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  9. statue of Anaxagoras
    Science & Society

    2,500 years ago, the philosopher Anaxagoras brought science’s spirit to Athens

    Natural philosopher Anaxagoras promoted the view that phenomena should be explained by natural processes, not attributed to the actions of the gods.

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  10. When attacks on science threaten our survival

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects on the proliferation of false information and the importance of combating its spread.

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  11. Enchanted by black holes? We are, too

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the new image of a black hole's magnetic fields and our coverage of the enchanting beasts over the years.

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  12. Celebrating 100 years of unbiased journalism

    Maya Ajmera reflects on her tenure as publisher of Science News and celebrates its 100 years of unbiased journalism.

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