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Year in Review

How science and society crossed paths in 2017

Science events making headlines included a total solar eclipse, the March for Science and devastating hurricanes

7:00am, December 19, 2017
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COSMIC WOW Science enthusiasts across the United States witnessed a total solar eclipse this year (composite image from Casper, Wyo., shown), united in wonder watching the sky. Some other science events making headlines in 2017 proved more divisive.

Science came out of the lab and touched people’s lives in some awe-inspiring and alarming ways in 2017. Science enthusiasts gathered to celebrate a total solar eclipse, but also to march on behalf of evidence-based policy making. Meanwhile, deadly natural disasters revealed the strengths and limitations of science. Here’s a closer look at some of the top science events of the year.

Great American Eclipse

On August 21, many Americans witnessed their first total solar eclipse, dubbed the “

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