Our coverage throughout another tough year has continued to explore how science influences daily life.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The complex dynamics of spinning tops, such as dreidels, allow for bewildering designs and handy physics demos.
Zack Savitsky, Contributor
Images from the end of 2020 filled with wonder, exuberance and hope.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Optimally cutting lots of complex shapes from a sheet of dough is even harder than many researchers suspected.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Celebrating the Indigenous people of the Americas who revolutionized what the world eats.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
The news that expanded our universe this year.
Inside Science Staff
A survey of 1,225 dog owners reveals what works and what doesn't to help dogs with firework fear.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The braided ribbon on a maypole can be analyzed using a type of math called group theory.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Oxytocin-deficient animals point to deep links between social behavior and the need to keep warm.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The probability of a snowy Christmas in any location depends on lots of factors -- including the effects of climate change.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Both can be made using the power of particle accelerators.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
As Halloween approaches, stage blood takes the spotlight and chemistry tricks can treat viewers.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor