Our picks for the top 10 science stories of the year were published this week, but who cares what editors at Scientific American think? Below is a list of the stories and features that visitors to our Web site clicked on the most this year.

The trends are interactive features, technology, health and the human experience. Here is what you clicked on the most, ranked in descending order of popularity:

1. "12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive," by the Editors and Zemi Media

2. "8 Wonders of the Solar System, Made Interactive," by Ed Bell

3. "Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality," by Tim Berners-Lee

4. "Michelangelo's secret message in the Sistine Chapel: A juxtaposition of God and the human brain," by R. Douglas Fields

5. "Bering in Mind: Being suicidal: What it feels like to want to kill yourself," by Jesse Bering

6. "Electric Icarus: NASA Designs a One-Man Stealth Plane," by Charles Q. Choi

7. "Bering in Mind: One reason why humans are special and unique: We masturbate. A lot," by Jesse Bering

8. "How Much Is Left? The Limits of Earth's Resources, Made Interactive," by The Editors and Zemi Media

9. "Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart," by Melinda Wenner Moyer

10. "169 Best Illusions—A Sampling," by The Editors

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