2014 Previews in the News

Space science stories to watch in 2014   PhysOrg - January 2, 2014
Rosetta to Explore a Comet:
A1 Siding Springs vs. Mars:
Spacecraft En Route to Destinations:
LUX & the Hunt for Dark Matter:
The Hunt for Gravity Waves:
Spacecraft reach Mars:
Space Tourism Takes Off:
The First Flight of Orion:
The First Flight of the Falcon Heavy:
The Sunjammer Space Sail:
Gaia Opens for Business:

A science news preview of 2014   BBC - January 1, 2014
As the new year begins, the BBC's science and environment journalists look ahead to what we can expect to see in the headlines in 2014. U.S. Phase-Out of Incandescent Light Bulbs Continues in 2014 with 40-, 60-Watt Varieties   National Geographic
ItÕs the last part of a gradual phase-out that began in 2012 with 100-watt bulbs, and progressed last year with discontinuation of the 75-watt variety. But this final stage is the most significant.

6 Ways Retail Will Change in 2014   Live Science -
2013 was a monumental year in retail. From mobile technologies changing the way consumers shop to new ways of accepting and processing payments, these trends are just the beginning. Whether you run a brick-and-mortar establishment or an e-commerce website, 2014 has plenty more in store.

Poll: Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014   Yahoo

Think 2013 was a bad year for health politics? Just wait for 2014   CNBC

Top 10 dumb debt decisions for 2014   CNBC

Top 10 Predictions For 2014   Forbes
2014 is shaping up to be a very interesting year- both politically and economically. A few months ago ...

More political drama ahead at the 2014 Olympics   CNBC

Political stars to watch in 2014   NBC

Predictions for 2014 economy? Here are five.   CSM
Predictions for 2014 economy are generally upbeat, with analysts seeing growing picking up and the bull market in stocks continuing. But the economy won't get back to normal in the new year, despite the positive predictions for 2014.

Bizarre Physics, Exomoons & Humanoids: Science Wishes for 2014   Live Science
Science breakthroughs in the past year include the discovery of new planets far beyond Earth's solar system, the confirmation of an elusive particle and new clues about the evolutionary history of early humans. But science keeps marching on, raising the question: What will next year bring?

Military tech in 2014: Lasers, drones, and cyberops   CNET
The Pentagon has plenty of high-tech advances on tap for the coming year. Think drones, of course, but also laser weapons, cyberwarfare, and the ageless B-52.

Amazon: 5 bold predictions for 2014   CNET
How will Amazon top online groceries and delivery drones in 2014? The online retail giant might just focus on getting your attention via some new devices.

New Year's Tech: What to Expect in 2014   Discovery
YouÕll be wearing the hottest thing in technology in 2014, but it wonÕt be Google glasses or a smart watch. The New Year will be all about getting fit and staying healthy.

The ships that could take us to Mars   New Scientist
In September, NASA will launch its Orion capsule on a 4-hour jaunt around Earth. Echoing the Apollo capsules that took humans to the moon, Orion is designed to carry people on long-range space missions. The upcoming tests will showcase Orion's flight worthiness and the ability of its heat shield to withstand a fiery re-entry.

First touchdown on a speeding comet   New Scientist
In 2013, comet ISON flew into our skies. In 2014, we will return the favor when the European Space Agency's Rosetta craft begins orbiting comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko and touches down on its surface. That would mean two firsts for comet exploration Š plus the most ambitious deep-space landing ever attempted.

The key to surviving climate change   New Scientist
Be prepared Š for anything. That will be the message of the next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its first attempt in seven years to forecast the impact of climate change on specific geographical regions. Due out in March, it will emphasise versatility over any fine-tuned mitigation measures.

First million-year-old genome   New Scientist
The oldest animal genome sequenced so far is 700,000 years old. It came from the fossil of a horse found in north-west Canada and was published in June this year. That was a huge advance on the 110,000-year-old polar bear genome published in 2012. So what will grab the million-year-old crown? The big prize would be a distant human ancestor, such as Homo erectus, which emerged about 2 million years ago.

Lost world under Antarctica uncovered   New Scientist
Last year a Russian team finally drilled into Lake Vostok Š a subglacial body of water over 500 metres deep, buried under 4 kilometres of Antarctic ice. The samples they brought up are laced with DNA, which is now being analyzed to determine whether there is life in Vostok. Next year we will discover just what, if anything, lurks within the lake. Contamination from the drills could be an issue, but should researchers discover life unique to Vostok, what it looks like will be of most interest.

2014, a make-or-break year for legal pot   CNN
The new year will be the year the nation really starts to experiment with marijuana. It won't be the year legalization sweeps the country; it will be a year of wait and see. Indeed, 2014 will see the legalization movement gain greater political strength while facing the possibility of setbacks if the implementation of new laws fails.