Wow, 2017 was a year, huh? Gap looks at the year in science with the help of intergalactic shock jock Boosh Magoosh, vengeful explosives aficionado Grevlock and algorithmic love guru CopulationBot. Will they learn anything about Earth or humanity? Probably not, but you’ll have to listen to find out for sure.

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For more information on the topics discussed in this episode, check out the links below!

Total Eclipse of the Sun (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how)

End of Watch (https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/the-journey/the-spacecraft/)

Rise of the Machines (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/18/alphago-zero-google-deepmind-supercomputer-learns-3000-years/)

Time Crystal Bandits (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mgkzmx/ok-wtf-is-a-time-crystal)

Tick Talk (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/99-million-year-old-ticks-sucked-blood-dinosaurs)

Duckasaur (https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/swimming-dinosaur/547631/)

Smart as a Raccoon (https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/animals-intelligence-raccoons-birds-aesops/)

Blinded Me with Excitonium (https://physics.illinois.edu/news/article/24114)

Alien Asteroid (https://www.forbes.com/sites/billretherford/2017/12/27/oumuamua-our-interstellar-visitor-what-we-know-now/#4405c003749c)

When Stars Collide (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/557557544/astronomers-strike-gravitational-gold-in-colliding-neutron-stars)

In Other Earths News (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/trappist-1-is-older-than-our-solar-system)

Unimportant Anti-Matters (https://phys.org/news/2017-10-riddle-unsolved-proton-antiproton-fundamental.html)

The CRISPR Drawer (https://futurism.com/11-incredible-things-crispr-has-helped-us-achieve-in-2017/)

Bacteria are Everywhere (https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/air-eating-bacteria-found-in-antarctica)

Humans are Old (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/world-s-oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-found-morocco)