A brilliant issue of the Observer today. In rounding up the year they choose to highlight science. An excellent editorial is backed up by a piece by Alice Roberts on the true story of the reindeer – one of the few surviving Ice Age megafauna – and a science quiz. Science is one of the few good news stories on the planet and, given that only science plus wisdom can save us now, that has to be the goodest news of all.
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