December is the month of best-of lists, which is always a challenge — especially when you’re ranking the most influential scientific achievements of the year. Who’s to say a discovery of an ancient fossil is any better than the development of a new drug? Or that landing on an asteroid is any better than discovering spider milk? Alas, you have to draw the line somewhere, and here’s where we drew ours. Check out our list of the top 10 greatest scientific achievements of 2018 below.
2018 in review from a science perspective