MI weekly selection #404

People watch from a hillside during the Silverado Fire in Lake Forest, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

2020 has been all about Covid-19. Almost.

Nature produced an excellent piece to review an extraordinary year: A review of 2020 through Nature’s editorials

Quanta Magazine has produced a set of articles to remind us that science, in general, has not stopped:

2020 Biology: While the study of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was the most urgent priority, biologists also learned more about how brains process information, how to define individuality and why sleep deprivation kills.

2020 Physics: Featuring paradoxical black holes, room-temperature superconductors and a new escape from the prison of time.

2020 Math and Computer Science: Even as mathematicians and computer scientists proved big results in computational complexity, number theory and geometry, computers proved themselves increasingly indispensable in mathematics.

While Science advances what to expect in 2021: The science stories likely to make headlines in 2021

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