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18 Dec 2014 Vol. 346 #6216
- U.S. fusion effort melts down Scientific community battles with its federal office.
- Science agencies make gains despite tight U.S. budget NASA, NSF among 2015 winners in difficult year.
- The thoroughly bred horse Genomes from ancient horses show the genetic changes wrought by domestication—and their costs.
- Celebrated biodiversity institute faces financial crisis New government rethinks plan to take over INBio's money-losing theme parks.
- Ambitious children's study meets disappointing end After 14 years and $1.2 billion spent, design and management troubles topple National Children's Study.
- Comet Breakthrough of the Year + People's choice Rosetta's short-lived lander grabbed the headlines, but the ongoing orbital mission is the real news for science. And this year,...
- Runners-up In addition to its Breakthrough of the Year, Science named nine runners-up as significant scientific achievements of 2014.
- Scorecard for 2014 Every year, the Breakthrough staff picks scientific developments likely to make news in the coming months.
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Breakthrough of the Year 2013
Watch a video of the 2013 scientific Breakthrough of the Year & the nine runners-up, ranging from transparent brains to exploding stars.
Science's Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt writes about The potential of cancer immunotherapy in the war on cancer. more »
Areas to Watch
Science editors forecast science news to look out for in the year ahead. more »
Science editors rate how well they predicted scientific areas worth watching in 2013.
Science editor Robert Coontz takes us behind the scenes of how the Breakthrough of the Year is decided.