Even as we launch probes to unknown planets, even if the first settlers on Mars are a dream of becoming reality, we still do not fully know our own planet Earth. This year, scientists explored the frozen deserts of Antarctica and the deep trenches of our oceans to discover new species, new environments. From the rare hatching of endangered birds, to the ongoing quest for neutrinos in the laboratories of the CERN, Nature has many concealed treasures that we must preserve. The Earth is the only planet we get. We lived and thrived on it, and to continue to do so, it becomes of paramount importance to cherish it. And the better way to love and protect, is to know and understand.