January 08, 2021 Issue

Cover story Culture
The best thing about 2021 won't be simply that it isn't 2020. From science to space, healthcare to business, sports to entertainment, these are the events and people that will bring us joy next year.
In Focus

Bubble Beach

Queensland, Australia: On December 15, tourists walked in and around beach foam whipped up by cyclonic conditions at Currumbin Beach. The wild weather lashed Australia’s Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland with heavy rain, strong winds and exceptionally high tides—often referred to as “king tides”—and caused power outages for thousands.
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While there are still a lot of unknowns about 2021, one thing is certain: we need an escape. Here are the pandemic-friendly epic adventures we're plotting for when it's safe to travel once again.