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Science News’ latest issue looks back at impactful research “making waves” in 2016. The No. 1 story of the year, “Gravitational waves offer new view of dynamic cosmos," recounts the direct detection of gravitational waves, reported for the first time in 2016. A special infographic, “The future of cars," examines the challenges in developing and embracing self-driving cars. How will humans share the roads with robotic vehicles that don’t have the instincts and ethics that help us make decisions? Cognitive scientists and robotic engineers are joining forces to overcome problems with sensory perception, spatial awareness, safety and cybersecurity.