Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of plenty of really cool, mind-boggling stuff.
This year science was as good as ever, which is to say that people still did a whole lot of searching, analyzing, paper publishing, and announcing. Astronomers, biologists, archaeologists and even particle physicists found important new things with important implications for their respective fields. Some of these new things were especially cool.
You might have worried that the country’s anti-science administration would have stifled scientific development. That wasn’t the case across the world. From stars colliding millions of miles away to advances in our understa