23 December 2012

2012 In Science: One Year of ScienceShots Images

The journal Science collated all the images they posted on their ScienceShots section for the year 2012. ScienceShots features short news items where the picture is often as stunning as the story itself.

There are 350 plus images featured this year and each of these images have an interesting story to tell. Aside from this, Science also posted a separate article their favorite images from the collection.

Earlier this week, Science also announced the scientific breakthrough for 2012 which was the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

Science is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal. Through its print and online incarnations, Science reaches an estimated worldwide readership of more than one million. In content, too, the journal is truly international in scope; some 35 to 40 percent of the corresponding authors on its papers are based outside the United States. Its articles consistently rank among world's most cited research.

AAAS -- the American Association for the Advancement of Science -- is Science's publisher, and a leading voice for the interests of scientists worldwide. Founded in 1848, the association is the world's largest general-science society; through its primary membership and its affiliations with some 262 scientific societies and academies, it serves 10 million individuals. The organization's mission, simply stated, is to "advance science and serve society". This it does not only through publication of Science, but through annual meetings, public outreach, activities to boost international scientific cooperation and sustainable development, policy advocacy, educational programs, press relations, and efforts to boost the public understanding of -- and appreciation of -- the scientific enterprise.


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Top Science Pictures of the Year
The American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Science's Breakthrough of the Year: HIV treatment as prevention
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