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Climate Change Tops EurekAlert! List of Most Popular Stories in 2007
Global climate change was a leading topic of interest for EurekAlert! users in 2007. This interest was reflected through two stories that portrayed significantly different messages about the future of Earth's climate.
The EurekAlert! 10 Most Popular Stories in 2007 were identified by monitoring Web site traffic and isolating the news releases that received the highest total number of visits between January and December of 2007. The most popular story of the year received over 180,000 visits.
Aside from global climate change, other topics of most interest to users included studies into the health risks associated with prostate cancer and rheumatoid arthritis; the prevention of Down syndrome; new theories involving matter and the speed of light; the discovery of a dinosaur species in Antarctica; and gender differences across a range of activities from the handling of anxiety to pornography use.
Here are the 10 most popular stories in 2007, in order of popularity:
"NASA Study Suggests Extreme Summer Warming in the Future." NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
"Heavy Multivitamin Use May Be Linked to Advanced Prostate Cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute
"Antarctic Temperatures Disagree with Climate Model Predictions." Ohio State University
"Girls Who Complain About Their Problems at Greater Risk of Developing Anxiety and Depression." University of Missouri-Columbia
"Smoking, Low Levels of Education and Glucose Tolerance Increase Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis." European League Against Rheumatism
"Noninvasive Screening in Early Pregnancy Reduces Down's Births by 50 Percent." European Society of Human Genetics
"Have Researchers Found a New State of Matter?" New Scientist
"Light Seems to Defy Its Own Speed Limit." New Scientist
"1 in 3 Boys Heavy Porn Users, Study Shows." University of Alberta
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Rahman A. Culver
17 January 2008