Nature's 10 is an annual list of ten "people who mattered" in science that year. The ten people may have made a significant impact in science either for good or for bad. Reporters and editorial staff at Nature judge people in the list to have had "a significant impact on the world, or their position in the world may have had an important impact on science".
To go with the list, I commission cover art in the shape of a "10", which has taken a variety of forms over the years. We've worked with amazing artists such as: JVG, Peter Crowther, Martin Krzywinski, Bryan Christie, Carl DeTorres and davidope.