LIGO Discovery of Gravitational Waves The Top ScienceNews Story of 2016

ScienceNews Magazine has selected the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO as its Top News Story of 2016. "The detection of gravitational waves introduced a new era in astronomy," acknowledged the announcement. The LIGO detection announcement was among the 10 most exciting stories, sharing the spotlight with news of scientific advances in a broad variety of areas. Here's the complete list:

1: Gravitational Waves
2: Zika Virus
3: Proxima b
4: Three-parent Baby
5: Arctic Sea Ice Loss
6: Ancient Human Migration
7: Minimal Genome
8: Alzheimer's Treatment
9: Antarctic Ozone Hole
10: Artificial Intelligence

Read the announcement and complete list at the Science News website.