The top 10 most popular stories published in 2012: 1. Men and Women Can't Be "Just Friends" 2. The World’s Last Worm: A Dreaded Disease Nears Eradication 3. NASA Crushes 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Claims 4. How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy 5. Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Livingin Mothers’ Brains 6. Psychiatry's "Bible" Gets an Overhaul 7. “Once in a Civilization” Comet to Zip Past Earth Next Year 8. The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance 9. Obama and Romney Tackle 14 Top Science Questions 10. North Carolina Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal Honorable mentions: old stories that surfaced with a vengeance this year. Why Do Cats Purr? April 3, 2006 Why does lactic acid buildup in muscles? And why does I tcause soreness? January 23, 2006 How Long Can a Person Survive without Food? November 8, 2004 Follow Scientific American on Twitter @SciAm and @SciamBlogs. Visit ScientificAmerican.com for the latest in science, health and technology news.
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