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The Year in News

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Science  23 Dec 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6063, pp. 1626-1627
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6063.1626

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The research results chosen as Breakthroughs of the Year aren't the only noteworthy scientific developments. Science sums up some other events that affected the global research community in 2011. Notable events included the Tohoku earthquake in Japan, the eradication of rinderpest, the E. coli outbreak in Germany, and the claimed detection of faster-than-light neutrinos and evidence of the Higgs boson.