By Lucy Williams
The latter part of January treated us to some exciting science.
The ‘super blue blood moon’ of January 31st was a highlight, where the moon was both at its closest point to the Earth in its orbit AND coincided with a total lunar eclipse, although this phenomenon was sadly not observable in Britain.
In other news, a DNA sequencer was used to map the whole human genome by scanning over a million DNA letters at a time; injections helped the immune systems of mice destroy their tumours; and an Orca named Wikie learned to say hello (seriously, it’s impressive)!
Photograph: Nakashi via Wikimedia Commons