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    Science & Society

    Scientists sometimes conceal a lack of knowledge with vague words

    Life, time, intelligence — plenty of terms used in science have imprecise definitions.

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  2. Adapting to climate change, our next global challenge

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the many ways Science News is covering climate change adaption.

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  3. Harlow Shapley, Heber Curtis
    Astronomy

    A century ago, astronomy’s Great Debate foreshadowed today’s view of the universe

    The argument between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis 100 years ago was ultimately settled by Edwin Hubble.

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  4. Susan Milius, your guide to the peculiarities of nature

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the rambling route Susan Milius, life sciences writer, took before landing at Science News. And how we're all richer for her writing.

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  5. computer visualization of a hypergraph
    Physics

    Stephen Wolfram’s hypergraph project aims for a fundamental theory of physics

    Simple rules generating complicated networks may be how to build the universe.

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  6. Sticking to our mission: covering science writ large

    The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has suddenly overturned every corner of life, editor in chief Nancy Shute writes.

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  7. Albert Einstein
    Physics

    Einstein’s letters illuminate a mind grappling with quantum mechanics

    The latest volume of Einstein’s papers covers the infancy of quantum mechanics and new challenges to the theory of relativity.

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  8. When coronavirus is both work and worry

    Our editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses what it's like to cover the current coronavirus pandemic.

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  9. When data points have their own opinions

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  10. Modern-day oracles with a supercomputer

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  11. quantum entanglement illustration
    Math

    How a quantum technique highlights math’s mysterious link to physics

    Verifying proofs to very hard math problems is possible with infinite quantum entanglement.

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  12. When a new virus breaks

    We’ve been covering the novel coronavirus outbreak from the beginning, with multiple reporters tracking down answers to questions readers may have and asking a lot of questions of our own.

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