Category: Science

A brief review of 2016’s major scientific leaps

As this volume of The Strand comes to an end, let’s recap some of the biggest scientific events in the tumultuous year of 2016.   GRAVITATIONAL WAVES   Perhaps the biggest news out of physics in 2016, the Laser...

Humans may have helped create the Sahara Desert

From paleontological records to the earliest artistic depictions of the humans that lived there, the consensus is that the Sahara was once a wetter and more humid place, during the “African Humid Period.” So, what happened?