In science as in everything else, the pandemic dominated all other news in 2020. Climate change was next, bringing fires, hurricanes, and political fighting to our headlines and crossing a point of no return on the inside pages. Science magazine presents their top scientific breakthroughs of 2020 above. Read more about the scientific breakthrough of the year and the scientific breakdown of the year. They are both about the pandemic.
An Oral History of the Day Everything Changed. Keep in mind, this was written in April.
COVID and 2020: An extraordinary year for science.
This COVID-19 pandemic timeline shows how fast the coronavirus took over our lives.
LiveScience's most popular science stories of 2020.
The virus-free scientific breakthroughs of 2020, chosen by scientists.
From Murder Hornets To Asteroid Samples: The Top Science Stories Of 2020.
10 Major Science discoveries that you may have missed in 2020.
From Elvis worms to the Milky Way’s edge, these science stories sparked joy in 2020.
The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2020.
The Biggest Junk Science of 2020.
The Top Retractions of 2020. Since the top ten are all about covid-19 (and the top three about hydroxychloroquine), they also offer five on other subjects
Nature’s 10: ten people who helped shape science in 2020.
The 9 top health and medicine breakthroughs of 2020.
‘Ugliest orchid in the world’ among 2020's new plant discoveries.
Chemistry that delighted us in 2020.
The year 2020 in space discoveries.
The Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2020.
The Most Intriguing Archaeological Discoveries of 2020.
The Top Ten Dinosaur Discoveries of 2020.
These Conservation Stories Prove 2020 Was Not All Bad News.
The Biggest Climate Wins of 2020.
Five of 2020's Top Climate Grifters.
The best science images of 2020.
See all the year-end lists here.