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The Most Interesting Science News Articles Of The Week

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    Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles from around the world, here are some of the coolest stories in science this week.

    Bats to Humans
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    A new study provides more clues to the virus' origins. [Read more about the connection.]

    Life to the Stars
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    An illustration shows a comet passing in front of a star. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    A pair of researchers presented a wild new theory in a new paper. [Read more about the journey.]



    History Speaks
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    Several skulls were found in the burial ground. These would likely be from mummies that have not survived intact. (Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism)


    A massive burial ground holding the remains of several high priests of ancient Egypt, along with their assistants, has been discovered in the northern part of the site of Tuna el-Gebel. [Read more about the mummies.]

    Swirling and Swirling
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    Artist’s illustration of Lense-Thirring frame-dragging resulting from a rotating white dwarf in the PSR J1141-6545 binary star system. (Image credit: Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav))

    The way the fabric of space and time swirls in a cosmic whirlpool around a dead star has confirmed yet another prediction from Einstein's theory of general relativity, a new study finds. [Read more about the theory.]

    New Old Details
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    A photo shows the cliffside in Japan's Chiba prefecture that's part of a line of sidement that recorded the geologic history of the planet between 770,000 and 126,000 years ago. (Image credit: Kyodo/Newscom)

    The Chibanian age marks a period when sediment was laid down on a cliff in Japan, recording details of the most recent reversal of Earth's magnetic poles. [Read more about the find.]

    Hints at Lineage
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    Original position of the skeletal remains inside the submerged cave of Muknal. These remains date back to about 10,000 years ago and belonged to an adult male. (Image credit: Jerónimo Avilés)

    But genetic data tells a very different story. [Read more about the waves.]

    Was Hawking Right?
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    Black holes are infinitely dense objects surrounded by smooth event horizons. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

    When two neutron stars slammed together far off in space, they created a powerful shaking in the universe — and their echoes could violate Einstein's theory of relativity. [Read more about echo.]

    Philippines Floor
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    A scientist collects gas samples at the newly discovered Soda Springs in the Philippines. (Image credit: University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences)

    Scientists came across a bubbling hotspot of carbon dioxide by chance. [Read more about the find.]

    Predicting Human Behavior
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    Some scientists think quantum mechanics can help explain human decision-making. [Read more about the idea.]


    Melting Away
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    In some birds, like this cassowary, the resemblance to extinct theropod dinosaurs is easy to see. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

    The hottest known exoplanet in the universe constantly has half of its atmosphere melted, a new study suggests. [Read more about the event.]

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