Its good to see that we’re making progress!
You know how it is.
You go through life thinking you’ve got your head wrapped around the world and all of its knowable information.
Then one day you read that since 2005, scientists have discovered more than 50 new species of animals and plants on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. These new members of the List of Animals We Previously Didn’t Have a Clue About include a catfish with protruding teeth and suction cups on its belly that help it stick to rocks.
50 Things We Know Now (That We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year) 2006 Edition
Here is another piece about top science stories from 2006:
Scientific American: Most Important Science Stories of 2006 Humans controlled computers with the power of thought, built an invisibility cloak, cracked the mystery of a 3,000 year old computer, discovered a new element, unearthed a missing link and kicked Pluto out of the planet club–and those are just the highlights.