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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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Did you know?
Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is the only baseball player to have his number retired by three teams—Texas, Houston and California. This doesn't include Jackie Robinson whose No. 42 was retired by all teams.

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