|What’s wrong with this picture? Read my Top 10 Science Stories of 2006 and you’ll find out.|
There are science stories that are real breakthroughs in a given field. There are science stories that have obvious implications on society, health, or the economy. And then, there are science stories that you just can’t wait to share with other people. Just like I did last year, I compiled my favorite stories of the year, according to that single, very personal criterion. These aren’t necessarily the most relevant stories of the year scientifically or even journalistically. In a couple of cases, they aren’t even new, technically, although they were new to me. They are the stories I really wish I had covered in 2006. Well, now I have.