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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.

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