Phew, 2016 is almost earlier. No doubt you have plenty of highlights and lowlights, no doubt more of the latter. Here, we present the top 10 most read news stories and features, based on audience data, so no post-truth, fake news nonsense here.
These are all real stories that grabbed our readers and no doubt set tongues a-wagging, from major security scares to IoT innovations. Who knows what 2017 will bring, but no doubt it'll be wild.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago