The Top 10 Science Stories of 2005
These were the best science stories of the year — according to my own personal taste. They are not necessarily the most important stories, just the ones I found most exciting and wanted to tell people about when I first heard of them. In some cases, they may even be old news (in one case, 100 years old). They are the stories I did not cover, though I wish I did. Come back at the end of the year for my 2006 picks.
To read more about each story, just click on the title.
#1 – VIRUSES
The Resuscitation of the Spanish Flu
#2 – COSMOLOGY
Can a Local Pancake Defeat the Axis of Evil?
#3 – PALEONTOLOGY
#4 – THE EINSTEIN YEAR
So Much Energy in the Air
#5 – ARCHEOLOGY AND PHYSICS
Cosmic Messages from Ancient Pyramids
#6 – ASTRONOMY
The Star That Wasn’t There
#7 – PHYSICS
Tabletop Nuclear Fusion
#8 – PHYSIOLOGY
Breaking News: The Sky Is Blue
#9 – EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Was Lamarck Right?
#10 – NANOTECHNOLOGY
I Think I Gained a Few Zeptograms
Also see: My Top 10 Science Stories of 2006