Did 2012 pass by faster than you anticipated? Feel like you might have missed something exciting? Thankfully, this time of year the web is awash in top lists and retrospectives to keep you tuned in before we bid the year adieu. For the science geeks among us, NationalGeographic.com has assembled the top 10 discoveries of the year, along with a lovely photo gallery. There’s something for everyone here, especially those with a particular eye for biology, from enormous alligators to sugar in space to the yeti crabs in Antarctica.
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