Red Ribbon: 2008 is the 25th anniversary of the identification of the virus that causes AIDS without a cure in sight, one of the 10 biggest science stories of 2008.
Red Ribbon: 2008 is the 25th anniversary of the identification of the virus that causes AIDS without a cure in sight, one of the 10 biggest science stories of 2008.Courtesy Wikipedia

Scientific American has published what they think are the "10 Biggest Science Stories of 2008" on their website. So, if you have an amazing discovery, wait until 2009 to publish. Much like the Oscars, it is all about timing. Check out the Scientific American online article here.

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Liza's picture
Liza says:

You know what's cool? Buzzketeers wrote about some aspect of at least 9 of the top 10 stories listed by Scientific American.

  1. The election/"Presidential Math"
  2. Tons of stories about findings on Mars
  3. Lots of stories about the Large Hadron Collider
  4. Melamine contamination/"Thousands of Chinese hospitalized due to poisoned powdered milk"
  5. Bisphenol A (BPA)/"Time to toss your Nalgene bottle?"
  6. A slew of stories about biofuels
  7. Stories tagged "HIV"
  8. Stories tagged "genetic testing"
  9. Anthrax is our outlier. We actually wrote quite a bit about anthrax, but not in the same context that Scientific American found important.
  10. Exoplanets/Water-less planets: new discoveries are baffling"

Not bad, Buzzketeers!

posted on Tue, 12/16/2008 - 5:15pm
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Joe says:

Not to be outdone, Discover Magazine has their top 100 science stories of 2008.

posted on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 5:06pm

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