What Were Your Favorite Stories This Year? Actually, You Already Chose

By Andrew Moseman | December 20, 2010 9:00 am

New sea creatures, humongous stars, and cockroach antibiotics: Those are just a few reader favorites from this year in science. As 2010 comes to a close, we bring you a dozen of the most popular 80beats posts of the year.

Counting the Critters in the Sea
Medical Marijuana
In the Aftermath of the Oil Spill
Bringing General Relativity Down to Earth
Genetically Modified Sensationalism?
Please Don't Take Your Best Shot
Do Scanners Pose a Health Threat?
A Stellar Heavyweight
Hot Debate Over Sun Particles
One Reason to Love the Cockroach
The Quakes of the Future
The End of Driving?

For more great stories from the year in science, check out DISCOVER’s Top 100 Stories of the Year.

  • valvaldes

    One of the best histories is the big sun and how manys of this sun will be in others universe?

  • Matt B.

    Under “Bringing General Relativity Down to Earth” it says “time speeds up by a factor of 0.00000000000000004.”

    I think that should be a factor of e^.00000000000000004 so that it’s almost the same rate of time at similar altitudes.

    But that surreal clock picture is awesome.


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