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Published Jan 01 2015

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Paralyzed man walks again! New dinosaur discoveries! We landed a spacecraft on a comet!! 2014 was a mind-blowing year for science, so Kyle counts down his Top 5 Science Stories of 2014 on Because Science.

*CORRECTION: Comet 67p was actually moving at 135,000 kilometers per HOUR.

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Sources:

GREAT LIST OF 2014’S SCIENCE DISCOVERIES
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_in_science

1. GLOBAL WARMING CERTAINTY
STUDY: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096314000163

2. COMET LANDING
SOURCE: http://www.nerdist.com/2014/11/esas-philae-lander-has-touched-down-on-comet-67p/

3. BIGGEST DINOSAURS EVER
SOURCES: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27441156; http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/September/Dreadnoughtus-Dinosaur/
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyoTwDfXZ6c

4: PARALYZED MAN WALKS AGAIN
SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760
VIDEO [GRAPHIC]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quh32zpEd_0

5: HOW THE UNIVERSE WAS BORN
SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/science/space/study-confirms-criticism-of-big-bang-finding.html