Published since 1922, Science News magazine has new publication available for subscription on the iPad

Published since 1922, Science News magazine has new publication available for subscription on the iPad

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 4, 2011

Society for Science & the Public (SSP), publisher of Science News magazine, has launched a new weekly publication, Science News Prime, available only on the iPad.

Science News Prime, or SN Prime, like Science News, offers readers concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of news from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines in a richly illustrated, full-color format. Each week, readers will find an accessible digest of new discoveries and developments in various fields along with a feature article exploring the frontiers of research and important issues involving science and technology. Science News Prime includes select content not available elsewhere, including rotating columns, a “People” department on the personal side of the scientific enterprise, extended book reviews and short items on weird and wonderful creatures.

“With Science News Prime, we hope to reach a larger number of readers who are interested in keeping current on the latest advances in all areas of science,” said Tom Siegfried, editorin chief of Science News and Science News Prime.

“By offering this new publication, we will enable even more people to read about, and understand, the beauty and significance of science,” said Elizabeth Marincola, publisher of Science News and Science News Prime, and president of Society for Science & the Public.

Science News Prime is edited for a broad readership, ranging from science enthusiasts without advanced training to practicing scientists interested in keeping up with fields of research beyond their own disciplines. Science News Prime articles are written by the same staff of experienced science journalists as Science News, all specialists in their areas of coverage who emphasize accuracy and clarity while putting the latest scientific findings in perspective. Readers can purchase a single issue for $2.99. Monthly and yearly subscriptions cost $6.99 and $49.99, respectively.

Science News’ origins date to 1922, when Society for Science & the Public, then Science Service, launched Science News-Letter, which became the magazine Science News Letter in 1926. It quickly grew into a valued source of science news for libraries, schools, and individuals. The magazine reported on the early days of atomic energy, the development of modern genetics, and the many other astounding scientific and technological developments of the 20th century. Science News is now available on newsstands across the country as well as on Kindle. The publication serves about 120,000 print subscribers, more than 170,000 Twitter followers, and its website,, receives nearly 5 million unique visitors a year.

To learn more about Science News magazine, and its non-profit publisher Society for Science & the Public, visit and

About Society for Science & the Public

Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is one of the nation’s oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Established in 1921, SSP is a leading advocate for the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its acclaimed education competitions and its award-winning magazine, Science News, Society for Science & the Public is committed to inform, educate, and inspire.

Note to reporters: To arrange an interview with Science News Prime publisher Elizabeth Marincola or Science News Prime editor in chief Tom Siegfried, contact Caitlin Jennings at 202-872-5158.