Monday, December 17, 2007

Top Science Stories

Time magazine's Top Ten science stories of 2007:
  • stem cell breakthroughs
  • human mapped (Craig Venter)
  • brightest supernova recorded (SN 2006gy)
  • hundreds of new species
  • building a human heart valve
  • "hot Jupiters" discovered
  • a big birdlike dinosaur
  • man's migration out of Africa (25-65 kya)
  • the world's oldest animal (405 yr-old clam)
  • real-life kryptonite
Might have been better to title this list "Top Ten Splashiest Science Stories of 2007." In terms of sheer potential, they missed this prime factorization quantum computing story.

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