SciFri Extra: Revisiting Unique Science Stories of 2019

Listen to three science storytellers talk about a notable story they reported in 2019, including untold and surprising facts.

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Ariel Zych of Science Friday talks about the story she reported about Antarctica’s longest kept melt record. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday

2020 has just begun, but we’re still celebrating all the amazing work done by science journalists in 2019. Thanks to them, we’ve been informed on stories like the new illnesses linked to vaping, the first image of a black hole, and the increase in youth-led climate change protests.

At our year in review event at Caveat in NYC on December 18, 2019, three science storytellers—Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Sarah Zhang, and Ariel Zych—took the stage with a notable story they reported in 2019, including the untold and surprising facts that may not have made it to their final draft.

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Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Host of “Reset” from Stitcher and the Vox Media Podcast Network, beginning her story on stage. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday
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Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Host of “Reset” from Stitcher and the Vox Media Podcast Network, on stage at Caveat in NYC. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday
woman in a yellow shirt with a microphone on stage, with the name 'sarah zhang' projected on a pink-tinted projection screen behind her
Sarah Zhang, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, beginning her story about genetics and privacy on stage. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday
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Sarah Zhang, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, on stage at Caveat in NYC. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday
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Ariel Zych, Education Director at Science Friday, beginning her story on stage at Caveat in NYC. Credit: Lauren J. Young/Science Friday

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