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2012 Review of the Year

From the discovery of the Higgs boson to the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, 2012 was an eventful year in science. Nature's end of year round-up reviews the highs and lows in research and science policy.

Image : Blood vessels from the developing blood-brain barrier of a zebrafish embryo.
Credit : Jennifer L. Peters & Michael R. Taylor / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital / Nikon Small World

Nature's 10

Nature tells the human stories behind this year's events in science: from Adam Steltzner, who ensured the Curiosity rover touched down safely on Mars, to Cynthia Rosenzweig, who forecast the impact of a superstorm on New York more than a decade before hurricane Sandy roared into life.


Ten people who mattered this year.

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The year in science