Happy New Year!
2010 was a big year in science and a big year for science related news. From volcano Eyjafjallajökull to advances in synthetic life, the media was never at a loss for science content in 2010. Several topics emerged over and over in my brief (and very informal) survey of the hottest science news topics of 2010 in no particular order.
The Gulf oil spill
The discovery of even more exoplanets
Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption
Deep Hubble picture of the earliest known galaxies
Advancements in synthetic life
The first comprehensive census of marine life on Earth
Decoding of the Neandertal genome
Advances in HIV transmission prevention
New directions for NASA
I’m sure I’m missing some good ones… what do you think were the top science news stories of 2010? What are your predictions for those in 2011?