What a busy year for ScienceInsider. Hurricanes, fires, and floods. Researchers misbehaving, politicians squabbling, institutions battling over patents that could be worth billions of dollars. The research community produced plenty of news beyond show-stopping science such as new discoveries about the cosmos and how the slimy hagfish ties itself up in knots. And we tried to keep you up to date, publishing more than 1200 stories this year on policy, politics, personalities, and trends.
Looking back, many storylines stand out. But in the interest of brevity (and fitting on your phone screen), ScienceInsider offers its seven from 2017: a selection of seven of our most important, interesting, or widely read stories and topics of the year.