Three sciency things:
- Lake Ellsworth, a lake in Antarctica buried deep under the ice, is to have a probe visit it to take samples of the water and soil. This is awesome because it's been isolated from our biosphere for a very long time, and its heat source being geothermal might make for some interesting forms of life. (This is particularly interesting to me because in one of the story-worlds I'm working on, the subsurface antarctic is settled and geothermally powered).
- Gobekli Tepe (what I think is the most important archaeological site known to humanity) is hopefully set to become a World Heritage Site, but it's also having problems with weathering and looting. Hopefully it can be protected from both. Gobekli Tepe is the oldest known human settlement, from around 10,000 BCE.
- Recently, 100,000-year old art supplies were found in Africa.