Celebrating 100 years of
For a century, Science News has been covering the latest advances in science, medicine and technology. While the always-evolving nature of science is inspiring, it’s the themes that endure across time that reveal the most about science as a human endeavor, and how it impacts our lives. For the 100th birthday of Science News, we are connecting current events with the currents of the past to reveal how science will continue to shape our future.
Here is a collection of stories and efforts that celebrate the last century of science, Science Service and Society for Science — and, of course, Science News.
Century of Science from ScienceNews
Explore major advances across the sciences that have transformed our understanding of the world and our universe, and our lives.
Across a century of science journalism, Science News has covered the Scopes trial, the moonwalk, Dolly the Sheep and more.
During our early history, Science News shared and endorsed ideas that were unscientific and morally wrong.
A long-standing internship along with informal mentorship are part of the tradition at Science News.
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Today’s researchers pursue knowledge with more detail and sophistication, but some of the questions remain the same.
Maya Ajmera reflects on her tenure as publisher of Science News and celebrates its 100 years of unbiased journalism.
In part because of her gender, Tharp was the right person in the right place at the right time to make the first detailed maps of the ocean’s bottom.
Science News Now
This free virtual event took place on Friday, December 3, with Science News journalists and renowned researchers giving their insiders’ take on the latest discoveries – and on how science can help tackle the challenges of next 100 years. Recordings of all sessions are available.
Society for Science
100 years of impact
Founded in 1921 as Science Service by journalist Edward W. Scripps and zoologist William Ritter, the Society for Science communicates, fosters and advances the public understanding of science. In its first century of service, the organization published accurate, objective journalism in its Science News magazine, advised government agencies, cultivated the nation’s top science talent and ignited a passion for science in generations of students.
This timeline — featuring historic photographs, founding documents, trailblazing news coverage and more — explores a century of award-winning science journalism, world-class science research competitions and STEM equity and outreach.
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