Saturday, December 31, 2005

Top Science Stories from Scientific American

Check out the summaries of Scientific American's top 25 science stories for 2005. Some interesting material, ranging from the possibility of global climate change leading to more ferocious hurricanes like we saw this past year to the discovery of gamma ray burst sources (colliding neutron stars, for example) to figuring out the genome of chimps, which puts humans and chimps at 98.8% genetically the same. We also have a tenth planet that is three times farther from the Sun than Pluto, and it has its own moon; evidence for a quark-gluon plasma (a new state of matter that theoretically existed just after the Big Bang) that behaves more like a liquid; soft tissue preserved from a 70-million yer old T. Rex; and the ongoing debate of intelligent design being taught in science classrooms. And always, a rich year in science across all disciplines, and look for more and more multi-/interdisciplinary discoveries as time goes on.

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all!!

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