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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,...
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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Eight thousand-year-old olive oil discovered in northern Israel
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Crewed mission to Venus would involve airships and cloud cities
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How frail will you become as you age? Genetic material in blood may hold answer
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Missing ocean plastic may be lurking in the depths
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Dying Venus spacecraft dips into planet’s atmosphere
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Spiky new snail obviously named for singer from The Clash
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