Top 10 Science Stories of 2018
Climate change, gene-edited babies, hidden craters, and more
In 2018, we saw just how much power science has to make a real impact.
Science News’ top stories of the year include a literal impact—the hidden contours of what appears to be a massive crater created when a meteorite slammed into Greenland long ago. That discovery ranks among the Top 10 partly because it’s just cool, but also because it raises the tantalizing prospect of solving a scientific mystery: Did the impact kick the planet into a roughly 1,000-year cold snap, called the Younger Dryas, almost 13,000 years ago?
2018 is also the year a Chinese researcher made the startling claim that he had created the first babies to be born with an edited gene.
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