Well, 2014 is over. This past year saw, among other things:
- The (ongoing) eruption of the Bárðarbunga volcano.
- The discovery of the strange genus Dendrogramma, which may not fit into any known phyla.
- The discovery of the mineral putnisite.
- A more accurate time standard at NIST.
- The visit of Rosetta and Philae to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
- The Curiosity rover’s continued exploration of Mars.
- The death of Radhia Cousot, co-inventor of abstract interpretation, an important software analysis technique.
- The (ongoing) Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Here are some images from the past 365 days:
Clockwise from top left: The Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland (photo: Peter Hartree); Specimens of Dendrogramma discoides and Dendrogramma enigmatica (photo: J. Just, R.M. Kristensen, and J. Olesen); Radhia Cousot (photo: P. Cousot); Putnisite (photo: P. Elliott, G. Giester, R. Rowe, and A. Pring); Curiosity looks back after crossing a Martian dune (photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS); Comet 67P (photo: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM).