Discovery News Names Top Tens for 2010, Spanning Science, Space and the Strange

— Readers Take to Social Media, Pick Their Top 10 Stories —

(Silver Spring, Md.) To wrap an eventful year, the award-winning Discovery News team has once again selected several top 10 lists capturing the year in science – from How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010 to the Grossest, Coolest, Weirdest Videos of 2010.

Adding a new twist to this year, Discovery News took to Facebook and Twitter, asking readers to share their favorite stories. The fan-curated lists span scientific fields and include the Top 10 Stories of 2010 Chosen by You! and Favorite Space Stories of 2010.

Steps toward shark conservation? Water on the Moon? Virtual girlfriends? Discovery News’ year-end roundup proves that science can be awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, adorable and sometimes just plain silly. The Discovery News editorial staff selected stories based on their immediate and long-term effect on the world, our understanding of it, and why it matters. features these stories, videos and blog posts in:

Top 10 Stories of 2010 Chosen by You!
How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010
Favorite Space Stories of 2010
Biggest, Tallest, Fastest, Smallest of 2010
Top 10 Grossest, Coolest, Weirdest Videos of 2010
Gorilla Baby Tops 2010 Cutest Animals
Top 10 Most Popular Videos of 2010

“Discovery News delivers the world’s news through the unique and fascinating lens of science everyday, and we enjoy reflecting on the year in news with our readers,” said Lori Cuthbert, Editor-in-Chief of Discovery News. “Visitors to are curious and engaged in the world around them, and we look forward to continuing to report on breaking scientific news and to offering a deeper understanding of the impact of scientific developments on our lives.”

Since 1998, Discovery News has been a leading producer of in-depth coverage and analysis of developments in technology, space and earth sciences. Part of Discovery Communications, Discovery News extends upon the company’s mission to satisfy curiosity about the world, reporting on the science that matters to individuals and our global community.

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