Please Explain: The Year in Science 2012

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Corey S. Powell, Editor at Large of Discover magazine, talks about the biggest stories in science last year—including the new Mars rover; the discovery of the Higgs boson; the Human Microbiome Project; climate change, storms, and melting polar ice; private space flight; self-driving cars; the comeback of measles, mumps, and whooping cough; and more!

We've covered a number of the stories listed in Discover's top science stories of 2012:

Please Explain: Fungal Meningitis and Compounding Pharmacies

Please Explain: Prosthetics (including mind-controlled prosthetics)

Please Explain: The Higgs Boson

Physicist Lisa Randall on the Higgs boson discovery

Please Explain: The Human Microbiome Project

Arsenic in Rice