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The Sciences

What Was the Top Science Story of 2015?

D-briefBy Carl EngelkingDecember 10, 2015 2:01 AM


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Humanity's rendezvous with Pluto was our pick for the top science story of 2015. Do you agree? (Credit: Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) It’s been another year of groundbreaking science, and once again the time has come to reflect on all that’s been accomplished in 2015. Throughout the year, Discover’s team of editors keeps tabs on the spectrum of scientific disciplines to identify the most important stories of the year. It’s a long process filled with plenty of spirited debates, but our freshly minted Year in Science issue has finally reached newsstands in your neighborhood. Although Pluto shined the brightest in 2015, astronomers revealed a number of other key insights about our solar system. Our giant-sized issue also includes a breakthrough in antibiotics, the ethics of editing human embryos, new insights about human origins and even “The Dress.” The most difficult part of planning the Year in Science issue, it seems, is identifying those top 10 stories. Did we get it right in 2015? We want to know what you thought was the top science story of 2015. So take a moment to vote for your winner, and we’ll see if we made the right choice. Create your own user feedback survey

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