2012 News in Review





The 2012 Word of the Year Is ... (Here's a #Hint)   Live Science - January 8, 2013
For better or worse, "hashtag" edged out "marriage equality" in voting for the word of the year for 2012. Hashtag refers to a word or phrase preceded by a hash symbol (#) used on Twitter to mark a topic or make a commentary and has become a 21st-century successor to "boldface," while marriage equality refers to legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Both handily outdistanced their subprime (which happens to be the 2007 word of the year) contenders: "YOLO," "fiscal cliff," "Gangnam style" and "47 percent."

Top Pet Names for 2012   Live Science - January 5, 2013

Reader's Choice: Favorite Space Story of 2012   Discovery - December 30, 2012

Top 20 Strangest Stories of 2012: Photos   Discovery - December 30, 2012

The Changing Face of Earth in 2012: Photos   Yahoo - December 29, 2012

2012 quotes quiz: Test your knowledge of the year's news events!   MSNBC - December 28, 2012

Top Health and Happiness Lessons of 2012   Live Science - December 28, 2012

Top 2012 health stories   CNN - December 28, 2012

The top 12 tech stories of 2012   CNN - December 28, 2012

Entertainment 2012: The year of 'meh'   CNN - December 28, 2012

12 Tech Moments of 2012 That Made You Say 'WTF?'   Wired - December 28, 2012

The Most Amazing Science Images of the Year   Wired - December 28, 2012

Most popular Eatocracy posts of 2012   CNN - December 28, 2012

The year's ancient mysteries (and missteps) put into perspective   MSNBC - December 28, 2012

The 10 Craziest Lawsuits of 2012   Live Science - December 27, 2012

What We Learned About Humanity in 2012 - Archaeology   Live Science - December 27, 2012

The Strangest Non-Stories of 2012 - UFOs. Bigfoot, Mayan Calendar   Live Science - December 27, 2012

The 10 best video games of 2012   CNN - December 27, 2012

The Flops: Cloud Atlas and the YearŐs Other Terrible Movies   CNN - December 28, 2012

2012: The year in pictures   CNN - December 27, 2012

Photos: 75 amazing sports moments you missed this year   CNN - December 27, 2012

The Top 10 political events of 2012   MSNBC - December 27, 2012

The Year in Natural Disasters: Photos   Discovery - December 27, 2012

2012: Science Fiction Dreams That Came True   Discovery - December 26, 2012

12 Obvious Science Findings of 2012   Live Science - December 26, 2012

Morning Show Wars: A Look Back At The Good, The Bad, The Ugly   Huffington Post - December 25, 2012

Review of 2012: The year's biggest news at a glance   New Scientist - December 25, 2012

Review of 2012: The Year in Space   New Scientist - December 25, 2012

Cutest Baby Animal Photos of 2012   Discovery - December 25, 2012

Obama is CNN's Most Intriguing Person of 2012   CNN - December 25, 2012

Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012   Live Science - December 24, 2012

2012: A Memorable Year for Weather   Live Science - December 23, 2012

The 10 Most Blushworthy Science Stories of 2012   Live Science - December 20, 2012

The 10 Weirdest Animal Discoveries of 2012   Live Science - December 19, 2012

10 Scientists Who Mattered in 2012   Live Science - December 19, 2012

Eight Biggest Energy Stories of 2012   National Geographic - December 17, 2012





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