This is a LONG overdue review for the formerly indie anthology known as The Best Science Writing Online 2012. It was released a few months ago and is a collection of science blog posts selected as the cream of the crop from the online world out of some seven hundred or more submissions.
This was an incredible year for science and engineering. We sent a powerful robot scientist to Mars, and we discovered the elusive Higgs Boson particle, plus there were world-changing innovations in medicine and materials science.
If alcoholism is a disease then where is the evidence? While researchers have not yet found a pathogen which proves that addiction is a chronic disease, a psychologist from Harvard now stipulated that the neurological changes in an addict's brain are causes rather than symptoms of addiction.