7 of the Scientific Discoveries of the Decade

By Manish Choudhary

1. Gravitational Waves (2015)

Scientists at LIGO detected gravitational waves, confirming Einstein's theory. 

2. CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing (2012) 

CRISPR-Cas9 changed genetic engineering, offering precise gene editing for medical advancements. 

3. Proxima b (2016)

Earth-sized Proxima b, found in our neighbor system, sparked interest in habitable exoplanets. 

4. Higgs Boson (2012)

LHC at CERN confirmed the Higgs boson, completing particle physics' Standard Model. 

5. First Image of a Black Hole (2019)

The Event Horizon Telescope revealed the first black hole image, validating Einstein's theories. 

6. Human CRISPR Trials (2016) 

Chinese scientists began human trials, a controversial step toward potential gene therapies. 

7. Water on Mars (2015)

NASA's orbiter found evidence of liquid water on Mars, hinting at potential life or future exploration.