NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

The Runners-Up

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1768
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5909.1768

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The first direct detections of exoplanets topped the list of this year's runners-up for Breakthrough of the Year. Other notable discoveries included cancer genes, new high-temperature superconductors, and a new water-splitting catalyst.