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The Absolute Best Roundup Of 2016 Science Roundups

The discoveries, people, and photos that mattered to science this year.

Posted on December 30, 2016, at 10:15 a.m. ET

The Top 10 Science Stories Of 2016 (Science News)

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Gravitational waves, Zika, three-parent babies, and more.

The 16 Most Depressing Science Stories From 2016 (BuzzFeed News)

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2016's Underappreciated Science, Tech, and Health Stories (The Atlantic)

Experiments with Mars clay recipes to 3D-print Martian buildings. The weak recipes cracked, fast-drying in Mars' at…

27 Of The Most Amazing Science Photos Of 2016 (BuzzFeed News)

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The Most "Technically Excellent" Science Images Of 2016 (Wellcome Image Awards)

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Here is the hand of a person with Raynaud's disease (right) compared with a healthy hand (left) after being submerged in cold water for two minutes. The thermal imaging shows warmer areas in yellow and red, cooler areas in purple and blue.

Month by Month, 2016 Cemented Science’s Sexual Harassment Problem (Wired)

Stuart C. Wilson

Climate Change News That Stuck With Us in 2016 (The New York Times)

John Minchillo / AP

California's never-ending drought, "rolling coal," and being nice to climate deniers.

27 Photos That Show How The Climate Changed The World In 2016 (BuzzFeed News)

Adnan Abidi / Reuters

The 12 Key Science Moments Of 2016 (The Guardian)

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All the coolest discoveries, according to top scientists. Including four new reserves of helium!

The Top 10 Retractions Of 2016 (The Scientist)

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The 10 People Who Mattered This Year (Nature)

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Elena Long

Scientists' Favorite Reads Of 2016 (The Guardian)

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33 Facts We Didn’t Know At The Start Of 2016 (BuzzFeed News)


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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.