01/04/2013

Looking Back on a Year in Science

41:46 minutes

An ATLAS event with 4 muons. The four muons are picked out as long blue tracks. Credit: CERN's ATLAS experiment
An ATLAS event with 4 muons. The four muons are picked out as long blue tracks. Credit: CERN’s ATLAS experiment

In 2012 the Higgs boson was spotted at CERN, private company SpaceX began supply flights to the International Space Station, and the world bade farewell to the Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George. A panel of journalists discusses the year’s top stories in science.

Segment Guests

Mariette DiChristina

Mariette DiChristina is editor-in-chief of Scientific American in New York, New York.

Ivan Oransky

Ivan Oransky is co-founder of RetractionWatch and vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today in New York, New York.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is co-founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine. He’s based in Los Angeles, California.

Meet the Producer

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.