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The Year in Science: A List of Lists

It's the end of the year, so you know what that means—it's time for the parade of "year in review" articles

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It's the end of the year, so you know what that means—it's time for the parade of "year in review" articles. Start with Smithsonian.com's Top 10 Stories of 2010, which features lots of science, and then move on to these others:







* Discover magazine picked the top 100 stories of 2010 (and my brother was on the team behind #32!)



* Science highlighted Insights of the Decade, chose their Breakthrough of the Year and picked their Top 10 ScienceNOWs



* Nature picked Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, as their Newsmaker of the Year in their 2010 Year in Review



* New Scientist picked the Best Videos of 2010 and their 12 Best Pictures of 2010



* Bad Astronomy chose Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010



* Discoblog featured the Weirdest of the Weird



* Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science is writing a multi-part year in review



* The Guardian has a Review of 2010 wildlife photographic awards (I loved #12!)



* Scientific American created a slideshow of their top 10 science stories, and their 60-Second Earth blog looked at the Earth in 2010, complete with a podcast



* Discovery News has the Top 10 Stories of 2010, as chosen by their readers



* Popular Science picked their 100 Innovations of the Year in their Best of What's New issue



* Greg Laden chose his Top Ten Science Stories of 2010



* Confessions of a Science Librarian has a series of Best Science Books 2010 posts



* My fellow Smithsonian blogger, Brian Switek, found the Top Dinosaur Books of 2010



* Australia's Cosmos magazine has their top 10 science news stories



* Space.com has the top 7 space stories of the year



* Chemical & Engineering News published their Chemical Year in Review



* Physics World picked its top 10 breakthroughs for 2010



* Popular Mechanics featured the Top Weird Science Stories of 2010



* The Scientist has a whole series of top 10 lists, including the top retractions of the year and the five highest-ranked papers in biology



* And the New York Times Magazine featured plenty of science and technology in their 10th Annual Year in Ideas issue



(Thanks to the KSJ Tracker for their List of Lists)
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