It was a very good year. It’s hard to say that about much during the pandemic, but the scientific achievements we’ve witnessed will not only help us get out of this mess, they portend better days ahead. “We may soon have vaccines for many other diseases that have eluded our grasp. Efforts are already under way, for example, for an mRNA vaccine for malaria—a parasite that each year kills hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children, and is notoriously hard to vaccinate against. We may also finally get a new set of tools to better fight cancer.” Zeynep Tufekci in The Atlantic: 3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better.