Science News, 2009
Major science news stories, from the fossil Ardi to new mammogram recommendations
by Holly B. Miller & Beth Rowen
Overblown discoveries and controversial research findings made headlines in science news in 2009. New recommendations for reduced screening for both breast cancer and cervical cancer outraged some women's health advocates. The discovery of a fossilized skeleton from human evolution and a record-breaking collision from the Large Hadron Collider were remarkable—and deserving—headlines in science news.Cancer Screening Recommendations Caused Uproar
New research suggested women receive fewer breast and cervical cancer screeningsFossilized Specimens in Human Evolution Discovered, Refuted
The over-hyped discovery of Ida, and the evolutionary story behind human ancestor ArdiThe Large Hadron Collider Broke Records
The world's largest and most powerful particle collider continued to make newsU.S. & World Gripped by the Threat of H1N1
The world's largest and most powerful particle collider continues to make newsWater Found on the Moon
Scientists discovered what they long suspected: water is on the moon
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