The Nature people begin by stating, 'The Deepwater Horizon went up in flames in the Gulf of Mexico and a US court unexpectedly suspended all federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.'
And, 'Meanwhile, the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland, unveiled a 'synthetic cell' and reports of arsenic-based life sparked controversy. Nature looks back at a dramatic year in science.'
Included within this 2010 review are dramatic images of the major events from the year 2010.
They are linked to the above-mentioned Web link, or you can go directly to them at: "2010 Gallery: Images of the Year" -- From volcanoes to graphene '” and more.
The publisher of Nature also has a section of 'Readers' Choice' for 2010, which includes differse topics such as antimatter, Bolivian fish, quantum mechanics, space tourism, the big bang, and more.