All Stories by Science News Staff

  1. Readers ask about Cuvier’s beaked whales, microbes in the atmosphere and more

  2. coronavirus computer generated image
    Science & Society

    The science stories that defined 2020: coronavirus, diversity movements and more

    While this year was all about the coronavirus pandemic, climate change effects continued, diversity movements were born and research carried on.

  3. Deja Perkins standing in a park and holding a pair of binoculars
    Science & Society

    Meet 5 Black researchers fighting for diversity and equity in science

    Here are a few of the people out to improve the professional lives of Black researchers.

  4. 2020 favorite books covers
    Science & Society

    Our favorite books of 2020 covered climate change, Mars, the end of the universe and more

    In a year when the coronavirus pandemic dominated the news, these books were a welcomed distraction.

  5. The front of the cruise ship the Diamond Princess
    Science & Society

    This COVID-19 pandemic timeline shows how fast the coronavirus took over our lives

    Look back on how the coronavirus pandemic took over 2020 and how efforts to fight back evolved.

  6. mask illustration
    Health & Medicine

    As 2020 comes to an end, here’s what we still don’t know about COVID-19

    After making fast progress understanding COVID-19, researchers are still in search of answers.

  7. Readers ask about life on Venus and high-energy cosmic rays

  8. Readers ask about buoyancy, Stonehenge sounds and more

  9. Readers ask about positronium, wild bees and more

  10. Readers ask about exoplanets, spider silk and water beetles

  11. Abstract illustration with a "10" at the center, surrounded by illustrations of a microscope, telescope and other sciencey instruments
    Science & Society

    This year’s SN 10 scientists aim to solve some of science’s biggest challenges

    Our SN 10: Scientists to Watch for 2020 include researchers tackling wildfire smoke, teen suicide and earthquake monitoring.

  12. Readers ask about Microraptors, an X-ray map of the sky and more