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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. atomic bomb explosion at Hiroshima
    Physics

    How understanding nature made the atomic bomb inevitable

    On the anniversary of Hiroshima, here’s a look back at the chain reaction of basic discoveries that led to nuclear weapons.

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  7. Data visualizations turn numbers into a story

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the power of using data visualizations in storytelling.

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  8. What it takes to save species, locally and globally

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the struggle to save species on both the local and global levels.

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  9. satellite dishes of the allen telescope array
    Space

    Self-destructive civilizations may doom our search for alien intelligence

    A lack of signals from space may also be bad news for Earthlings.

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  10. Can science help create a more just society?

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about how science can create a more just society and how journalists and journalism needs to change for the better.

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  11. History reveals how societies survive plagues

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about how societies have survived plagues, racial inequity, the coronavirus and racism as a public health crisis.

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  12. Science News will observe #ShutDownSTEM on June 10

    Our staff will use this time away from the daily news cycle to start working to improve our coverage of race and inequity.

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