Table of Contents January/February 2016

Discover's 100 top stories of 2015 is jam-packed with the best in science from the past year. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered. Highlights include our first look at Pluto, Kennewick Man's genetic roots, LHC reactivated and the ethics of editing human embryos.
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Instead of getting the body to attack the virus, treatment strikes the source itself.
20 billion switches on a fingernail-size wafer.
Shocking size for its age is unlike others from the same time period.
Probe could be launched within 10 years, arriving at the Jupiter moon as early as 2026.
To prevent GMOs from harming the environment, researchers have reprogrammed E. coli so it can't exist without a synthetic amino acid.
Discovery could change how we study dino physiology and how we analyze fossils.
Imaging technique lets historians read cartographer's descriptions from 1491.
Two gene families point to the origin of the mollusk's smarts.
A way to treat neuropathic pain would block the stress signal causing it, instead of diminishing the nerve response.
Prototype device detects movements as tiny as a heartbeat to within a few feet.
Carbon nanotubes allow wires to be stretched and released thousands of times without disrupting the current.
Roughly 14,000 years ago, someone used a stone tool to remove a cavity. It partly worked.
Forest Service hopes to thwart fungal disease that can kill entire colonies.
Its upper jaw hints at being a venomous creature, but don't call it a reptile.
Simple protein allows honeybees to inherit "pathogen patterns" akin to antibodies.
"Pillars of Creation" get a visual face-lift.
Contrary to earlier reports, Earth's rainforests are more at risk than ever before.
Buckyballs are shown to absorb certain frequencies of starlight.
Even in extreme conditions, Einstein's theory still holds true.
Instead of taking a layered approach, system lifts objects from a pool of resin that hardens in the presence of UV light.
Han is sentenced to 57 months in prison and must repay $7.2 million for tampering with blood samples.
The lion's death sparked outrage across the globe, but it has also provided key data and donations.
Synthetic biologists use a single strain of genetically modified yeast to make opioids.
Device's photodiodes capture images and also charge the power supply.
Altering the growth medium boosts survival rate from 1 percent to as much as 40 percent.
#TheDress becomes a case study for color illusion.
New world's orbit allows for liquid water, and possibly life. 
Trouncing through deep mud, a deinonychosaur leaves behind a fossil of its third claw.
Underwater monolith, with its evenly spaced holes, is part of a mystery surrounding the 9,000-year-old site.
Text shows that Islam's most sacred book has changed little over the centuries.
They turn certain genes on and off when forming memories.
Legs of 272-vertebrate animal may have been used for mating or seizing prey.
The universe is fading into a cold, empty darkness. It's going to take awhile, though.
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