In-depth 2012: The best long reads of the year
Editors | New Scientist
Another compilation of their own articles, but here the New Scientist editors also provide insight in what made their picks so memorable. You’ll need to register to see their picks, but it’s worth it; subjects covered include the algorithm that runs the world, the precious material carried in a sperm whale’s gut, and a reporter who tried to hack her own brain.
The best feature stories of 2012
Editors | SciDevNet
A truly global look at scientific innovation, SciDevNet’s pick of its best features covers Fiji's fisheries, Arab science education and deep-sea mining in Africa. One to read if you want to see the developments at grassroots levels that often don’t make it to the mainstream news.
2012: The year in graphics
New York Times
Story-telling comes in many forms, and a good infographic can portray a message instantly in a way that a thousand words can often fail to do. Some of the best graphics in the business come from the New York Times, and they collected their year’s best – covering front-page news stories like the history of US drought, Facebook’s IPO or Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, or illuminating an esoteric subject, like their memorable motion-capture-derived graphic that showed the gestures involved in conducting an orchestra look similar to Picasso’s “light drawings.”