We hope your new year is full of great reads and geeky science-y moments!

Recently we’ve published a super short story by Nature editor Liesbeth Venema called Shine Forever. It features the same protagonist as in her previous story, The Invisible Physicist – an intrepid science journalist named Cindy who is always getting into trouble.

Today we’re presenting the second of a three-part essay by Corrado Nai celebrating the 60th birthday of DNA – check it out here.