A roundup of science news roundups

Tabitha M. Powledge pulls together best-of-2016 lists from sources as far-flung as Cosmos, New Scientist, Space.com, LiveScience, the New York Times, Wired, and Retraction Watch to mark a final end to a year that not too many people are likely to miss. Of the stories, she writes: "At least some were encouraging. Still, many believe that 2016 has concluded not a moment too soon, and are finding it hard to summon optimism about what lies ahead in 2017. Anyway."