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Breakthrough of the Year, top online news, and science book highlights

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Our last episode of the year is a celebration of science in 2020. First, host Sarah Crespi talks with Online News Editor David Grimm about some of the top online news stories of the year—from how undertaker bees detect the dead to the first board game of death. (It’s not as grim as it sounds.)

Sarah then talks with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic about the Breakthrough of the Year, scientific breakdowns, and some of the runners-up—amazing accomplishments in science achieved in the face of a global pandemic.

Finally, Book Review Editor Valerie Thompson joins Sarah to discuss highlights from the books section—on topics as varied as eating wild foods to how the materials we make end up shaping us.

This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.

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[Image: ISS Expedition 7 Crew/EOL/NASA; Music: Jeffrey Cook]

Authors: Sarah Crespi; David Grimm; Catherine Matacic; Valerie Thompson

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