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We're Ending Our Coverage, But Science Goes On

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We're Ending Our Coverage, But Science Goes On
Inside Science is reaching the end of a decades-long journey showcasing the science behind the discoveries and the headlines.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 14:00
Chris Gorski, Editor
Inside Science has shared the wonder and excitement of science with curious readers, viewers and listeners for well over 30 years. Our stories have appeared in many forms of media, from vinyl records to video tapes to our current website. Through all those changes, our staff and contributors have strived to produce engaging, resonant stories about how research and reason benefit humanity, and we've been so pleased to share them with you.
It's with great sadness that the team and I share that we will cease publishing new articles, videos and other content on March 31. That's because the organization that founded Inside Science, the American Institute of Physics, has decided to reallocate its finite resources to further support advancing the physical sciences.

Our team has reached many millions of people over the years, both via our own channels and through syndication to major media outlets. It's been a privilege to be involved with this publication, and I'll certainly miss connecting with our audience and working with the many people who have contributed to its rich history. I'll also miss the chance to develop special projects like thisexploration of the incredible potential of quantum science in the 21st century
The website, the YouTube Channel, and the audio from our podcast will still be available. Please look around the website, see what you may have missed, and enjoy! Many of our writers and producers have short biographies at the bottom of their stories where they share their social media accounts, so please follow them so you can spot the great work they are sure to do in the future. Our team is proud of our record of generating stories that continue to reach people long after they are first released. This includes YouTube videos about fireworks, cataracts and the moon thathave each garnered tens of thousands of views over the years. In fact, as I've been writing this piece in mid-March of 2022, more than 30,000 people have read a story Katharine Gammon wrote for us in 2018. That article highlighted research into the destructive effects the mass slaughter of bison in the late 1800s had on Native American communities. Many of our other news stories and feature articles continue to enlighten readers about numerous important issues, such as this examination of the validity of modern climate science. A common theme in our coverage is the value of examining the evidence before coming to conclusions -- a concept we often explored in unexpected ways, such as in this ever-popular story about whether wearing high top sneakers protects against ankle injuries. We've also published mind-bending ideas about the universe and shown how table tennis balls can break the sound barrier. And behind the scenes, we've had a wonderful team of people working hard to bring those stories to our audience, including Skye Haynes and Krystal Amaya as well as many others. Almost every article to appear on the site has benefited from Marissa Nielsen's fantastic eye for detail and style. Editor Catherine Meyers makes every story she touches better. She also writes so well: One of her favorite stories explained the math mentioned in the film "Hidden Figures." Nala Rogers could write for any publication, but Inside Science has been lucky enough to host her stories for several years, including numerous sparkling features, on subjects from the health of native bees to the world's oldest fossils to, and I quote one of her sources here, "how stupid it is to poop into clean water." Abigail Malate has created terrific graphics and crafted the visual appearance throughout our website. Sara Rennekamp has helped polish stories as an editor for many years. More recently, Will Sullivan joined us as a writer and delivered terrific stories about space travel and fundamental physics research. Yuen Yiu, who left the publication last summer, contributed wonderful explorations of topics big and small, from nuclear bombs to road damage.
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