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Scientific Advances in 2016

This year has been a major year in scientific advancements and discoveries.


2016 was a year to remember.


Some of the major advances include NASA's Juno spacecraft entering Jupiter's orbit, and the world's longest and deepest traffic tunnel opened underneath the Swiss Alps.


In 2016, researchers discovered that reading books is linked to a longer lifespan. Also, scientists finally proved that, even if you pick up dropped food within 5 seconds, it is still not safe. According to the researchers, "bacteria can contaminate instantaneously." These findings were actually covered on DTV News not that long ago!

In the beginning of December 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act, was passed by legislation. This aims to create new disease treatments, strengthen mental health care, and fight an addiction crisis that has damaged the country.


The Zika virus was a hot topic in 2016. It is a major global concern. The virus is caused by mosquitoes, and is transmitted to humans, creating flu like symptoms and sometimes even death.


Cancer, weight loss, marijuana, and major diseases have been thoroughly examined this year, and the future looks even brighter for medical advances.

Let’s see what 2017 has in store!


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