A lot of things happened in 2016, and not all of them were as bad as we think. Scientific, medical and humanitarian accomplishments are just part of the wonderful things that made 2016 great. Here are some of them.
India has made a new record in planting trees. In just one day, they managed to plant over 50 million sprouts.
Huge Success of the Ice Bucket Challenge
Thanks to people all around the world who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, scientists have discovered a gene that causes ALS. Finding the cure is just a matter of time!
The Game That Changed Everything
Pokemon GO was a big hit in 2016, but the best part was that it made people go outside and explore their neighborhoods.
We Saved Tigers from Extinction
Now there are 690 tigers more than last year. It this, continues there will be more than 7,000 tigers by the year 2022.
This Cat Became a Diplomat
Palmerston looks like an ordinary cat, but the is actually very special. He lives in the Foreign Office department in London and he is the 'Chief Mouser' there.
Juno Has Landed
The Juno spacecraft has reached Jupiter. Juno's main mission is to give us data about how our solar system was created.
A Breakthrough in Cancer Research
A gene-editing procedure developed in China has a great potential in treating lung cancer.
Goats Are a Man's Best Friend
Goats are affectionate to humans just as much as dogs are. They are also very intelligent. So if you want a new pet, scientists in 2016 said you should choose a goat!
A plane that uses solar power has finished its trip around the world by landing in Abu Dhabi. This will soon make jet fuel a thing of the past.
In 2016, Elon Musk and his company proved that one day, space travel will be cheap, by successfully conducting tests on their reusable rockets.
Less Deaths Caused by Malaria
According to the World Health Organisation, deaths caused by malaria have been reduced by a remarkable 60%.
A New Hope for the Green Sea Turtle
Just like tigers, green sea turtles are not endangered anymore.