At the Institute of Imagination, picturing and creating our future is central to what we do. Where that strive for progress and discovery takes us is always a surprising journey. That’s why we found this list of the possible science stories of 2020 so fascinating. What’s on the horizon? How are bright and bold minds making change in 2020 and what’s affecting that?
With political turmoil in many nations complicating researchers’ work, grants uncertain and a future up for debate, Science magazine’s news team looks ahead to how they think 2020 will test science.
Biodiversity and climate policy predictably make the list, along with cameos from protein, CRISPR and census data. The experts’ predictions are explored in terms of causes, prognoses and possible next steps.