Events and persons that shaped science this year

d41586-018-07685-3_16335576A turbulent year marked by raging wildfires and allegations of bullying in the sciences comes to a close. But researchers can celebrate some milestones, including the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way’s stars, and the discovery of bones showing that a woman who lived 90,000 years ago had a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan dad. Nature carried to special sections on science events and persons of science who made the news this year.

Read the special section in Nature here and here.