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.
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We Found the World's Oldest Cave Art
Scientists Discovered a New Organ
The Golden State Killer Was Caught via a Genealogy Website
We Discovered a Whole Lot of Distant Worlds
The First Ancient-Human Hybrid Was Discovered
We Found Signs of Liquid Water on Mars
Lots of Spacecraft Launched and Landed
We Discovered the Oldest Known Organism
Scientists Produced Mice With Two Mothers
We Redefined the Kilogram
Written by Ashley Hamer December 20, 2018
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