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Reflections on the science news stories of 2017 | Science News

Reflections on the science news stories of 2017 | Science News

As 2017 comes to a close, we asked the Science News staff to reflect on the highlights of the past year. What were your favorite stories of 2017? Tell us in the comments section below.

Science News staff picks:
“Animal goo inspires better glue” –
“We went to the March for Science in D.C. Here’s what happened” –
“Neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries” –
“50 years ago, engineers tried catching commercial planes in nets” –
“Mystery void is discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza” –
“A star explodes: The story of Supernova1987A” –
“African farmers’ kids conquer the marshmallow test” –
“Defining species is a fuzzy art” –
“DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories” –
“Being a vampire can be brutal. Here’s how the bloodsuckers get by.” –
“Scallops’ amazing eyes use millions of tiny, square crystals to see” –
“R.I.P. Cassini” –
“What will scientists learn from the Great American Eclipse?” –

Video, production & editing
Helen Thompson

Additional footage & images

Neutron star collision: NASA Goddard
Pyramid void: ScanPyramids Mission
Vampires: Matt Griffin
Scallop eyes: Shane Kato/iStockphoto
Eclipse: Kate Travis
Dragon Con: Robert Saey

“Retrospect” by Dee Yan-Key (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)–Dee_Yan-Key-Retrospect