Stepping Away From the Trees For a Look at the Forest

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Science  17 Dec 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6011, pp. 1612-1613
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6011.1612

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In science, an ingenious new tool often triggers a cascade of new insights. In this special section, Science's news reporters and editors mark the end of the current decade by stepping back from weekly reporting to take a broader look at 10 insights that have changed science since the dawn of the new millennium. This survey covers only a small fraction of the decade's scientific advances, of course; many others could have filled these pages.