2016 was a year full of amazing scientific finds like space-time ripples and colliding black holes. Some of the discoveries are so impressive that we felt that they should be celebrated, so we collected some of the coolest scientific discoveries of 2016 to highlight all of the fantastic new things that science taught us last year. Dinosaur ...

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Phytoplankton have done it again! Once more, our favorite little microorganisms are making scientific history, this time by helping researchers understand the “boom-and-bust” cycle of polar ocean plants. Data regarding the growth cycles of phytoplankton is giving scientists new insights into the management of global ocean ecosystems. And NASA scientists are discovering all these links ...

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bioluminescent world

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world that illuminates itself without the need of electricity? Or how much fun it would be to eat a bowl of ice cream that glows? These ideas are quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to a very palpable reality. From ...

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algae-biofuel-of-future

Would you use pond scum to power your car? Well, that may be a reality in the near future - algae just might be the “fuel of tomorrow” for many reasons. For example, algae grows quickly and produces 60 times more oil than land-based plants. Scientists are discovering ways to turn the energy-filled oil created by ...

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robotic engineers of the future

The robotic engineering and artificial intelligence industries have expanded tremendously over recent years, with more and more public funds being funneled into programs fostering robotics research, production, and perhaps most significantly: education. The British and New Zealand governments have pledged substantial funds for robotics education, for example. And the world at large is planning for ...

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