Science News, 2011
Major science news stories, from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the Chilean miners trapped underground
by Catherine McNiff
Two scientists checking equipment in the central tube of the Large Hadron Collider. Photo by Antonio Saba courtesy of CERN
Research finds that neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light, turning Einstein's theory of relativity on its headCuring Disease Is Fun and Games
Gamers design new proteins that have disease-defying capabilities9.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Japan Causes Wide Destruction and a Nuclear Disaster
Giant waves leave a path of destruction and create a nuclear crisis on par with the 1986 Chernobyl explosionMission Accomplished
The final voyage of the space shuttle Atlantis marked the end of NASA's space shuttle programDanger in Dixie Alley
Tornadoes Ravaged Parts of the Southeast U.S. in April and May 2011Kepler Telescope Eyes New Planets
The planet-hunting space telescope has found 1,235 planet candidates
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