On the Scene

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  1. Science & Society

    Cell biologists hone elevator pitches

    Competition challenges scientists to summarize their work for a captive lay audience.

  2. Science & Society

    Descending to the Challenger Deep

    Director James Cameron reveals the science of his deep-sea exploration.

  3. Buzzword bingo

    Game brings entertainment to genetics meeting.

  4. Brain zap helps spine-damaged rats walk

    Applying electrical pulses deep in the brain improves speed and endurance.

  5. Humans

    Building a funner mousetrap

    Middle school science champs solve problems with style.

  6. Space

    Weird pulsars debut at Beijing astronomy meeting

    Newfound oddities challenge researchers’ imaginations.

  7. Planetary Science

    A lifetime of curiosity: An interview with JPL director Charles Elachi

    Nadia Drake speaks with the lab head days before the Mars Science Laboratory’s scheduled landing.

  8. Planetary Science

    BLOG: Mission control before the party

    On the eve of Curiosity’s planned Martian landing, Science News astronomy reporter Nadia Drake checks out JPL’s space central.

  9. Humans

    BLOG: Humans’ not-so singular status

    Reporting from the Euroscience Open Forum in Dublin, editor in chief Tom Siegfried discusses how neuroscience and artificial intelligence research are challenging ideas of selfhood and humankind's specialness.