1.Pick a news item from the last 6 months which deals with a new scientific discovery or describes a policy that is based on science. Describe what new information that article is reporting. 2.Give the background or the context for the information in the article. Here are some examples of the questions you could answer based on whatever topic you pick: What were the discoveries leading up to this? What is the significance of what is being reported? How will this change things? What were the policies in place prior to this? Is this controversial? If so, why? Is there any debate about the findings?