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The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In January and May we heard news of the “irreversible decline” of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Stark headlines reported three studies of huge glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea that, if right, could mean a considerable …

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Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

Engineering

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