Editorial 12 Garbage Months 2016 was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad year | by Stephen Whitworth

World Picking Dumb Fights Trump’s “madman” strategy toward China is a very, very bad idea | by Gwynne Dyer

Science Matters The Technosphere If we all tread lightly, we can lift the weight of the world | by David Suzuki

Science Numb And Numbers Citizen scientists brave winter chill for a Sask bird census | by Gregory Beatty

Cover We’d Rather Be On Mars If Elon Musk and the CBC can’t get us there, no one can | by Gregory Beatty

Bonus Column Leave Mars Alone Just because you had a terrible year doesn’t mean you can move here | by Xrrgl Hgloorp, Actual Martian

Pints Spice My Pint I’d rather be drinking Belgian beer this Christmas | by Jason Foster

Film The War In Star Wars Rogue One: a gritty, high-stakes blast from the past | by Jorge Ignacio Castillo

Film Indelicate Flowers For millennials, coming-of-age movies are tragedies | by Jorge Ignacio Castillo

Film The Bigot Inside Fences isn’t quite as good a movie as it is a play | by Jorge Ignacio Castillo

Film Hnetflix | by Shane Hnetka

Message From Space Saliva Pariah | by Anonymous