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The Top Science Stories of 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Corey S. Powell, editor-in-chief of Discover magazine talks about the best science stories from 2010—from the well-covered oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the undercovered: like boulders that move on their own through the desert and new robot skin.

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Comments [5]

Amy from Manhattan

I can't remember hearing anyone--or at least, any scientist--claim that human activity is the *only* cause of global climate disruption. However, it is a significant factor, & what's more important is that it's the only factor we can do anything about.

Dec. 30 2010 12:38 PM
Graham Walker from Bronx

Please, please comment on "Researchers develop reactor to make fuel from sunlight" which appeared in the Guardian newspaper in the UK on Dec. 23, 2010. If this works then this by far the most important science news from 2010.

Dec. 30 2010 12:37 PM
Joe Bainger

Please let Mr. Powell know that he can customize the spell checker on his word processor.

Dec. 30 2010 12:19 PM
Amy from Manhattan

If some of the effects of the BP oil spill won't be known for years or decades, will we be able to tell whether they were caused by the spill or by something else, or by a combination of causes?

Dec. 30 2010 12:18 PM
Ed from Larchmont

It seems a man was cured of AIDS a month ago in Germany: The man, who is in his 40s, had a blood stem cell transplant in 2007 to treat leukemia. His donor not only was a good blood match but also had a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to HIV. The adult stem cells rebuilt his immune system.

Dec. 30 2010 12:06 PM

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