All the year's top science news

Virginia Hughes collects links to more than a dozen lists of important science stories for 2016. Topping the list is a contribution from Science News, citing stories on the detection of gravitational waves, the Zika virus, the discovery of a nearby star's planet, the birth of a baby with three parents, the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, new DNA-based research on human migrations, a minimalist genome, and continued research into treatments for Alzheimer's disease.