The Year In Science 2018



A roundup of all the biggest stories in science in 2018. Check out this video’s sponsor https://brilliant.org/dos
Loads of amazing progress was made in all areas of science in 2018 which is encouraging when the news makes us think that everything is falling apart. In this video I round up all of my favorite news stories from the year. Let me know in the comments if you think I have missed any out.

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Links and credits:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_in_science
– CRISPR not as good as thought https://www.livescience.com/63075-crispr-damage-cell-mutations.html
– Cancer research from August
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322923.php
– Animals that don’t age https://www.rd.com/culture/animals-that-live-forever/
– Entirely new kind of life: https://www.quantamagazine.org/what-a-newfound-kingdom-means-for-the-tree-of-life-20181211/
– Kinda room temperature superconductor https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-hydrogen-rich-compound-may-be-record-breaking-superconductor
– Best science stories by Vox https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/12/18/18134579/top-science-news-2018
– 2018 in spaceflight https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_in_spaceflight
– FRB 121102 https://www.seti.org/frb-121102-radio-calling-cards-distant-civilization
– sources of greenhouse gas emissions https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/sources-greenhouse-gas-emissions
– Science 2018 breakthroughs https://youtu.be/r_K2SmZNc3E

Visuals credits and links.

Video clips

Robots:
Trump signing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRvM1wjpC48
Boston Dynamics https://www.youtube.com/user/BostonDynamics
Soft Body robots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuAY5Y_INYQ
Uber self driving cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27OuOCeZmwI

CRISPR:
Gladstone Institute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh333iLv_uU

Launching stuff into space:
NASA TESS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4KjvPIbgMI
NASA Kepler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7J05fK5e0
NASA InSight Launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_JNAFClFk
NASA InSight https://youtu.be/csV0BCWZ0oA
NASA Mars Helicopter Scout https://youtu.be/oOMQOqKRWjU
NASA Spacecraft Dawn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hth3nKGKTFc
NASA Parker Solar Probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_z19KPvV1w
ESA BepiColombo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD1cNvOPzAw
NASA OSIRIS-REx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYGHbl_esgw
China’s CNSA Chang’e-4 Lunar Mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGp7WySaVW4
SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

Finding Stuff in Space
Europa Water Plumes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QJS9LcB66g
Material falling into black hole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu6hIhW00Fk
European Southern Observatory Super Earth https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1837/
European Southern Observatory Oumuamua https://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1820a/

Physics
Harvard meta material lens https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36438686
IceCube neutrino blazar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfVM6To7XfE
Earth’s Magnetic Field https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010954/

Biology
Fruit Fly connectome https://phys.org/news/2018-07-brain-imaged-nanoscale-resolution.html

Medicine
3D printed corneas https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2018/05/first3dprintingofcorneas/
Pigs https://www.videvo.net/video/pig-digging/4748/
Pigs https://www.videvo.net/video/piglets-feeding/3044/
Pills https://www.videvo.net/video/prescription-drugs-top-view/4928/

Climate Change
Ozone recovery https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-study-first-direct-proof-of-ozone-hole-recovery-due-to-chemicals-ban
World Meteorological Organization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdEFR4qFjEA
Clouds https://www.videvo.net/video/blue-sky-and-clouds-timelapse/2299/
Glacier https://www.videvo.net/video/icelandic-glacier-lake/452778/

Explosion sound effect https://freesound.org/s/156031/
Vinyl scratch https://freesound.org/people/musicvision31/sounds/431773/

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