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  1. Steven Weinberg sitting in front of a chalkboard covered in equations
    Physics

    With Steven Weinberg’s death, physics loses a titan

    The Nobel laureate advanced the theory of particles and forces, and wrote insightfully for a wider public.

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  2. Tasking trees with averting the climate crisis is a big ask

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses whether planting trees can help us avert the climate crisis, or if it is another quick-fix gimmick.

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  3. How test tube babies went mainstream

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the history of assisted reproductive technologies, which has made parenthood possible for millions of people.

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  4. When Science News readers talk, we listen

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the wonderful feedback we receive from our readers.

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  5. 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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  6. When attacks on science threaten our survival

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute reflects on the proliferation of false information and the importance of combating its spread.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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