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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. We have learned much, and need to learn much more

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute writes about the challenges of covering emerging scientific discoveries in the time of COVID-19.

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  7. atom illustration
    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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