What science news will be breaking in 2014?

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas and New Year, and let’s hope 2014 brings us lots of interesting and exciting Chemistry!

On that note, I stumbled across this article on the BBC News website, in which the BBC’s science journalists highlight what they’re expecting to see hitting the scientific headlines this year.

David Shukman, science editor for the BBC, estimates that China will continue to roll out big scientific discoveries, and that energy and fuel will continue to be a big topic around the world.

Matt McGrath, environment correspondent, thinks climate change will continue to dominate the headlines, with two big reports on the subject being published later this year.

James Morgan, science correspondent, points out that 2014 will be International Year of Crystallography. Being trained in crystallography myself, this of particular interest to me, and I’m personally looking forward to seeing what events and campaigns will be rolled out to raise awareness of this very interesting and important analytical technique.

Check out the article for yourself to see if you agree with the journalists’ opinion on what will be hitting the headlines this year, and I’d love to hear your own opinions on what significant results and discoveries are in store for us in 2014.


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