January is a month of resolutions. Whether it be dieting, exercising or finally taking up that project that you said you would begin a year ago, it is a month that typically sparks improvement. (By the way, how are your visits to the gym going?)
While January marks the beginning of a new year and the opportunities that will follow, it’s equally important to reflect on the year that has passed, which is why so many publications do summary end of year lists.
In the world of science, the last year has been one of remarkable discovery and innovation. With numerous robotic developments in artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, drones, incredible achievements occurring in space and with CRISPR – Colbert’s favourite gene editing tool – 2015 proved to be a force that will positively shape the future.
With so much accessible information it’s hard to keep up with all of the new tech that’s coming and going. Thankfully science and technology site Futurism has broken down 2015’s important breakthroughs and events in “This year in Science.” If you’re not left inspired to start working on that side-project you’ve put off after this read, I suggest you leave it for 2017.
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