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Tradition, innovation and hope in new year for science

12:38pm, December 17, 2010

With this issue, Science News journeys into its 90th year. In 1921, Science Service was founded to share the unfolding new world of scientific discovery with America. Initially a mimeographed sheet known as the Science News-Letter, first published in 1922, the publication reported on such historic events and discoveries as the Scopes "Monkey Trial" in 1925 and the discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953. Over the decades, Science News thrived and evolved, as did its nonprofit parent organization. Science Service, now Society for Science & the Public, launched the world's most important science competitions for young people, including the Intel Science Talent Search (first as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search) and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to encourage and inspire students across the globe.

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