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At the end of every year Discover's editors embark on a monumental task: Sifting through all the science stories that have taken place that year and selecting the 100 most important ones. 

You can see the results of that effort in the Year in Science 2014 issue now on newsstands. But we wanted to know what you would have picked if you’d been in our shoes. That’s why this year, for the first time, we’re introducing a “People’s Choice” category — the year’s top story as chosen by our readers.

We’ve set up a bracket for you to vote, each week, for your picks of which story should progress to the next round. The top story, as selected by you, will be featured in an upcoming issue, and if you vote you’re automatically qualified to win a year-long subscription to Discover or the grand prize of a Discover DVD set valued at $119.95. 

Click “Vote Now” to get voting, and come back each week to see the winners!

Round One: Nov. 26–Dec. 3
Round Two: Dec. 4–10
Semifinals: Dec. 11–17
Finals: Dec. 18–24
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