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Science Service Becomes Society for Science & the Public

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3:13pm, December 31, 2007

I am proud to give you the scoop on some "science news": Science Service next week becomes Society for Science & the Public (SSP).

The nonprofit organization Science Service was founded in 1921 to provide more and better information about the burgeoning world of scientific discovery. Science News—initially a mimeographed sheet known as The Science News-Letter—was the vehicle for disseminating news of research developments, initially to newspapers, then as a magazine available to the public by subscription.

In subsequent decades, both the magazine and the organization have grown. Science Service, in partnership with the Westinghouse Corporation, launched the Science Talent Search in 1942. Now the famous Intel Science Talent Search, our flagship education program is the world's premier competition for high school seniors, whose alumni have won countle

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