NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Scorecard: Rating Last Year's Areas to Watch

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Science  21 Dec 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6114, pp. 1532
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6114.1532

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The predictions of Science's editors were spot on for this year: the Large Hadron Collider announced the presence of a particle that appears to be the long-sought Higgs boson, faster-than-light neutrinos aren't real, more details were uncovered on how metabolism influences the reprogramming of mature cells, whole-genome sequencing of infectious bacteria can help scientists control disease outbreaks, potential targets about for reversing cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and the Mars Science Laboratory landed safely.