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Data Back Ban of Artificial Trans Fats

After reading about the results of a ban on trans fats, students can explore the nature of lipids in greater detail, including analyzing foods for the presence of fats.
RECORD BREAKER Climate change and remnant warming from the 2015-2016 El Niño helped make 2016 the hottest year on record. Blue areas were cooler than their long-term average temperature; red area were warmer.

2016 Shattered Earth’s Heat Record

This guide focuses on the Earth's record temperatures and the bigger issue of climate change, including its worldwide and species-wide effects.
SWEET SUCCESS  For the first time, physicists have directly observed gravitational waves, caused by two black holes colliding (illustrated here).

Making Waves

This guide focuses on one big discovery in 2016 (the detection of gravitational waves) and one hot topic (the challenges in developing and embracing self-driving cars).