Amazing Scientific Breakthroughs of 2011

Just in case you thought science wasn’t up to anything interesting lately, Ranker.com updates us with 14 breakthroughs of 2011 that could. change. everything.

Some notables from the list…

  • Human stem cells were cloned last month!  How did Dolly the sheep get so much attention back in the day, yet this hasn’t…did we all stop caring about cloning?*
  • The HIV molecule code was finally cracked… by video gamers.  It took them 3 weeks to solve what scientists couldn’t in ten years.  This means new and improved insights into treating HIV.
  • Cockroach brains have extremely powerful antibiotics!  They can destroy 90% of the bacteria that cause human diseases.  More effective antibiotics from our insect pals could hit the market in the next 5-10 years.

*Kim Jong-il didn’t stop caring about cloning…

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