From the BBC, almost a year ago:
31 December 2010 Last updated at 00:00 GMT
A science news preview of 2011
The year 2010 saw many amazing advances in research, from a synthetic life form to the first dust returned to Earth from an asteroid.
Here, BBC News looks ahead to some of the areas of science and space exploration where headlines might be made in 2011.
11 Biggest Science Stories of 2011, according to LiveScience: here.