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2008 Year in Review

2008 Year in Review

Top events for the nation and the world

Science 2008

  • Science Milestones, 2008
    New Lab on ISS • Polar Bears Listed as a Threatened Species • Reducing Greenhouse Emissions • Trans-Fat Ban • China's First Spacewalk • World's Largest Science Experiment
  • Large Hadron Collider
    Physicists hope the LHC will help solve such mysteries as the origin of mass
  • Disasters in 2008
    Monthly list of disasters across the world, from January's riots in Kenya to the December ice storm that knocked out power for 800,000 people in New England
  • Earthquakes in 2008
    Location and magnitude of earthquakes around the world, from China to Nevada
  • Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes in 2008
    More than 67,000 people died in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit China in May
  • Volcanic Eruptions 2008
    Eruption status of volcanoes worldwide, from Adatara in Japan to Zacatecas in Mexico
Polar bear

Polar bears named threatened species

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