Science News, 2012
Major science news stories, from Superstorm Sandy to the deadly meningitis outbreak to advances in understanding cancer
by Catherine McNiff
The eye of Superstorm Sandy bears down on the eastern seaboard. Photo courtesy of NOAA
A pre-Halloween storm devastates parts of New York and New JerseyDisease Reference Guides
How an atlas of cancer and an encyclopedia of DNA are helping us discover the origin of diseaseExtreme Weather
Severe Drought Quiets U.S. Tornado Season, but Fans the Flames of Southwest WildfiresCuriosity's Mission to Mars
The NASA rover Curiosity is looking for signs of life on MarsDeadly Bites
The lowly mosquito causes panic with a West Nile outbreak and an EEE scareMeningitis Outbreak
Tainted injections sicken hundreds, kill dozens
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