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Science Service, the parent organization of Science News magazine, is a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to increasing the public understanding of science. It is located in Washington, D. C.

Science Service was established in 1921 as a national news service providing stories about science to newspapers and other publications. It evolved into a newsletter and later into Science News magazine. See - History of Science News.

To encourage interest in science among young people, Science Service also supports a variety of activities. Since 1941, it has administered the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Science Talent Search among U.S. high school seniors. The Science Talent Search provides more than $200,000 in college scholarships each year. Science Service's Youth Department also runs the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which includes more than 1,000 finalists from almost 500 affiliated fairs, representing a network of more than 10,000 U.S. high schools, as well as schools in 33 other countries.

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