Small amazing things happen all the time. For instance, right now we’ve got scientists who are altering bacteria to cause it to eat the caffeine right out of a coffee plant. (Is that cool or what?)
But I would have to say that the coolest science news I’ve heard recently–perhaps ever?–is the development of magnetized-beam plasma propulsion, which could presumably get a mission from Earth to Mars and back in 90 days.
This is so awesome. I love being around to see all this cool stuff happen.