1. Reimagining electricity as a depression treatment

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the use of deep brain stimulation to treat severe depression.

  2. Sewers provide solutions to public health data gaps

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how scientists are looking to wastewater to track COVID-19 and other diseases.

  3. A key technology could transform the power grid

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses ways to upgrade power grids to be more climate friendly.

  4. A photo of a diver swimming in a murky green body of water.

    Nature’s changing colors makes climate change visible

    The world’s color palette is shifting in response to climate change. Seeing these changes in nature firsthand is a powerful communication tool.

  5. Extreme weather threatens human health worldwide

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how extreme heat waves and wildfires are harming human health around the world.

  6. From our brains to gravity, how science surprises us

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how science unravels mysteries, such as missing chunks of brain, gravity's strength and the start of the Viking era.

  7. Boys and girls are suffering, but in different ways

  8. Quantum computing may break the internet

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses internet security and the development of new quantum-proof encryption methods.

  9. Charting a course for the future of Science News

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects on the history and future of Science News.

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    Science & Society

    Anténor Firmin challenged anthropology’s racist roots 150 years ago

    In The Equality of the Human Races, Haitian scholar Anténor Firmin showed that science did not support division among the races.

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    How Pythagoras turned math into a tool for understanding reality

    Reality was made of numbers, Pythagoras said, and he employed numbers to explain the “harmony of the heavens.”

  12. The animal kingdom never ceases to amaze

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute revels in the wonder of animals, from psychedelic toads to extinct pterosaurs.