All Stories by Science News Staff

  1. Life

    Readers ponder mitochondria, Neandertal diets, deep sea corals and more

    Readers had questions about mitochondrial DNA, Neandertal diets, deep ocean corals and more.

  2. Artificial Intelligence

    Readers marvel at AI, space missions and wombat poop

    Readers had comments and questions about defining artificial intelligence, the New Horizons space mission and more.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Readers have questions about Parkinson’s disease, moth wings and more

    Readers had questions about Parkinson’s disease, the new definition of a kilogram’s mass, Saturn’s moon Dione and more.

  4. Particle Physics

    Readers ask about electrons’ roundness, a science board game and more

    Readers had questions about electrons’ roundness, a camera that measures light intensity in decibels and more.

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    These are the most-read Science News stories of 2018

    From male birth control to wombat poop, Science News online readers had a wide variety of favorite stories on our website.

  6. Hurricane Florence
    Science & Society

    Top 10 stories of 2018: Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters and more

    2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.

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    Science & Society

    These are our favorite science books of 2018

    Science News writers and editors pick which science books were this year’s must-reads.

  8. Physics

    Readers inquire about a Neptune-sized moon, nuclear pasta and more

    Readers had questions about a Neptune-sized moon, nuclear pasta and the search for extraterrestrial life.

  9. Science & Society

    Readers react to the SN 10 and Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Readers expressed their thoughts about the SN 10 scientists, Saturn's hexagons and Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

  10. Materials Science

    Questions about toxic red tides, and more reader feedback

    Readers had inquiries about a new deicing material, harmful algal blooms and more.

  11. Astronomy

    Readers wonder about a hydrogen wall, pig lung transplants and more

    Readers had questions about a glow at the edge of the solar system, pig lung transplants, the use of the word promiscuous and more.

  12. SN 10: scientists to watch illustration
    Science & Society

    The SN 10: These scientists defy limits to tackle big problems

    With a drive to understand how things work, these young researchers are making a mark in sustainable energy, medicine, astronomy and technology.