Table of Contents January/February 2015

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Discover's 100 top stories of 2014 is jam-packed with the best in science from the past year. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered.

Highlights include a spacecraft's rendezvous with a comet, the origins of the first Americans, how to defeat hackers and an inside look at the Ebola outbreak. Don't miss any of the year's big stories — pick up an issue now.

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#31asteroid
Chariklo is the smallest known object to sport them.
#32mic
Algorithm extracts audio from video footage.
#33whale
Closing a loophole halts excessive killing — for now.
#34pacemaker
Gene therapy could eliminate need for electronic pacemakers.
#35pesticide
Neonicotinoids may leave young barn swallows without enough food.
#36polar
The only tyrannosaur ever found outside temperate latitudes is barely two-thirds the size of a T. rex.
#37origami
A crab-walker made of paper and polystyrene could be used in places where humans cannot easily go.
#38gene
MIT team cuts out a faulty liver gene and replaces it with a healthy copy.
#39europa1
Evidence of plate tectonics is detected on Jupiter's moon.
#40bionichand
Bionic hand gives its user real-time sensory feedback.
#41tomb
Burial complex may have belonged to Alexander the Great's wife or son.
#42fields
Maryam Mirzakhani is the first female recipient of the Fields Medal.
#43sDNA
Strain of E. coli carries an extra pair of DNA nucleotides.
#44enceladus
NASA's Cassini probe detects a huge lake under Enceladus' ice.
#45blood-test
Team connects suicidal tendencies to activity of a stress-mitigating gene.
#46mammogram
Study that followed women for 25 years shows that screening does not translate into lives saved.
#47stonehenge-top
The stones are just one small part of a massive network of Neolithic sites.
#48cannae
The Cannae Drive could revolutionize space travel and our understanding of physics itself — if it really works.
#49light-angle
A tiny block reflects rays like a mirror except at one angle.
#50google_car
This year self-driving vehicles became significantly closer to reality.
#51Ship
The HMS Erebus has been found in Canada's Northwest Passage.
#52Mind-Balloon
Researchers may have found the cause of infantile amnesia.
#53Giant-Virus
Pithovirus sibericum is still viable after its long freeze.
#54ECigarette
Health researchers' numbers paint a stark picture.
#55Google_Contact
Google contacts could soon help diabetics.
#56Jupiter_Spot
The Great Red Spot's size is decreasing faster than previously thought.
#57ReWalk
The ReWalk helps paraplegics sit, stand and walk.
#58cavity
A low-powered laser can stimulate the growth of dentin.
#59MoonFaces
Earth is the reason the moon has two distinct sides.
#60Tesla
In June, Elon Musk released all the company's electric-car patents.
#61Mars_Lakes
Large oases existed on the planet more recently than scientists thought.
#62Egg_Protein
Scientists identify the protein crucial for egg fertilization.
#63Flow_Battery
Quinones could be the key to flow batteries.
#64Quantum
New algorithm helps these experimental computers start within minutes.
#65VitaminD
Severe deficiencies increase the odds of developing dementia.
#66Facebook
The social network finds that toying with emotions can be dangerous.
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