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A new look and other fruits of our digital experiments

9:45am, September 24, 2013

After much anticipation, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has finally, officially crossed into interstellar space. Or, depending on how you conceive of the solar system, maybe it hasn’t, as Andrew Grant explains in a fold-out map of the sun’s neighborhood on Page 19.

Like Voyager, Science News has just made an exciting transition. This redesigned issue is the notable result, marking a foray into new, uncharted territory. Or maybe not. Science News has reinvented itself many times over the decades (SN: 5/10/08, p. 30), and while our latest incarnation pushes us into the digital future, our mission remains unchanged: to translate the latest advances of science into an easy-to-read form.

From the font changes to the new cover, Science News design director Beth Rakouskas and her team have taken to heart the goal of integrating our digital and print publications. The redesigned magazine takes many cues from Science News Prime

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