Dec 15, 2008
As part of our year-end wrap-up of the biggest science stories of 2008, below we present the 10 most-viewed stories on SciAm.com over the past year. The selections run the gamut, from everyday human concerns (love, sex and procrastination) to the big questions (death, the nature of time, evolution versus intelligent design). Issues of digital security and trust ranked high as well—including Herbert H. Thompson's first-person account of stealing an identity and Hany Farid's guide to spotting manipulated photos. Alternative energy, always a hot issue, makes an appearance, as we examine the future of biofuels beyond corn ethanol. And, just for good measure, we consider the possibility, however remote, that Batman might really exist.
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