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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Neptune in space
    Science & Society

    We’ve covered science for 100 years. Here’s how it has — and hasn’t — changed

    Today’s researchers pursue knowledge with more detail and sophistication, but some of the questions remain the same.

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  5. Ptolemaic model of planets
    Cosmology

    Physicists’ devotion to symmetry has led them astray before

    If dark matter WIMPs are mythical, they join the ancient idea that the planets moved in circles.

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  6. scientist working on a module from the ANAIS experiment
    Cosmology

    The dark matter mystery deepens with the demise of a reported detection

    Early results from an experiment designed to replicate one that hinted that dark matter is made up of WIMPs came up empty-handed.

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  7. Living with pandemic uncertainty, Year 2

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute looks back at a year of COVID-19 coverage and living with the pandemic.

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  8. image of a Sars-CoV-2 particle
    Health & Medicine

    A year ago, we asked 6 questions about COVID-19. Here’s how the answers evolved

    A year after launching our Coronavirus Update newsletter, we revisit the first topics we wrote about.

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  9. Genetic medicine is fraught with ethical challenges

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses coverage of the ethical questions around genetics and precision medicine.

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  10. When a naked mole-rat meets a sneaky sea worm

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how stories make it into the news section of Science News magazine.

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  11. Should corporations get access to our brains?

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects on how reader feedback shaped the cover story about privacy and neurotechnology. She also highlights the next theme in our Century of Science project.

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  12. Dolly the Sheep surrounded by photographers
    Science & Society

    Top 10 science anniversaries to celebrate in 2021

    DNA, Maxwell’s demon and Dolly the Sheep all make the list. But the one we’re most excited about at Science News is our centennial.

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