Here are the biggest breakthroughs in science in the year 2016.
Science named its 2016 breakthrough discovery of 2016 and the award goes to the detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
A new efficient technique has been developed by scientists in building the nanomaterials that could advance nanotechnology.
Tiangong-2 space laboratory scientists from China have confirmed tests on a working prototype of the controversial and almost impossible NASA ‘s EmDrive.
The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator or nuclear fusion reactor has started working under high-quality magnetic fields, matching the complex design of the device.
Physicists were able to zap antimatter atoms with a laser, then precisely measure the light let off by these strange anti-atoms for the first time.
A new theory could prove that Albert Einstein's theory of gravity is wrong, but not everyone is convinced.
Scientists from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences designed the world's smallest radio receiver with parts just two atoms in size.
Ever imagined the possible impact of a giant asteroid striking the ocean?
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey made with ESO's VLT Survey Telescope in Chile suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space.
Has anyone wondered how Santa travels in one night to deliver gifts to more than 700 million children worldwide?