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The Hottest Research of 2011

Once again, ScienceWatch takes its annual look back at the hottest of recent research. Listed in the adjoining table are the researchers who, according to citations tracked during 2011, recorded the highest numbers of Hot Papers published over the preceding two years. Also listed are the papers published during 2011 (excluding reviews) that were most-cited by year's end. READ STORY >

Features: Biology & Physics

Crowdsourcing Therapies for Rare Cancers

Biomedical science has been quick to emulate the open-source model, derived from software development, at least in some spheres.
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RESEARCH FRONT

Advances in Carbon-Hydrogen Chemistry

The aim this century is to "green" the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries by finding processes that produce high yields of products with little or no waste.
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Transits Transform the Quest for Earth-Like Planets

Astronomers engaged in the search for planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way galaxy are ecstatic about the results now pouring in from the NASA Kepler mission.
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MEDICINE'S TOP TEN PAPERS

New Treatment for At-Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis

The first trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was performed 10 years ago in a 57-year-old man for whom the experimental procedure was a "last resort."
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