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The scientific community mourned the passing of pioneers and commemorated the legacy of visionaries. Celestial events captivated and inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide, while back on earth, the startling realities of climate change hit home for millions.
Important as they are, these few events and discoveries only scratch the surface of the year in science. What lies ahead in 2013?
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