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Dec. 20, 2013

A Year of Ups and Downs for Science

Ira Flatow and a panel of editors and bloggers discuss the year’s biggest science stories.

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Jan. 04, 2013

Looking Back on a Year in Science

What are your picks for the top science stories of 2012?

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Dec. 30, 2011

Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

Four journalists join Ira Flatow to discuss the top science stories of 2011.

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Dec. 25, 2009

2009 Science Year in Review

We'll look back on the year's top science stories, and talk about some that may have received more attention than they deserved.

2009, year in review, editors roundtable

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