The Top Discoveries And Breakthroughs Of 2014

December 26, 2014 9:10 PM

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The Top Discoveries And Breakthroughs Of 2014

It's easy to forget the many great scientific achievements that happened in 2014, but that's what year-end lists are for. Many publications hailed the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission and comet landing and the first test flight of NASA's Orion, but what else was noteworthy in science?

The scientific community experienced a roller coaster of emotions surrounding the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves, whose existence was first predicted by Einstein in 1916. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced they discovered these "ripples in spa...

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