An artist's conception of the Higgs boson.
From the oldest known human poop to bacteria on your phone — just a few of the coolest stories in Science.
New kind of meteorite found:
A new type of meteorite, uncovered in a limestone quarry in southern Sweden, may complete the picture of one of the biggest interstellar collisions in a billion years. The rock is 470-million-years-old and was found by expert stonecutters who are trained to watch for extraterrestrial objects.
Oldest human poop found?
Researchers uncovered traces of ancient poop indicating that Neanderthals made healthy choices including vegetables.
[Full Story: Prehistoric Poop Reveals Neanderthals Ate Plants]
Titan 'Magic Island' found:
As summer solstice approaches on Titan new secrets are revealed. The sun has divulged a bright object that researchers have labeled the "magic island."
Oldest animal-built reef discovered:
In Namibia, an ancient reef has been discovered, dating back over 500 million years. The reef once teemed with primitive sealife.
[Full Story: Oldest Animal-Built Reef Discovered in Namibia]
Higgs boson confirmed again:
As more is discovered, the Higgs boson is understood to be much better behaved than expected. The subatomic particle stayed a mystery for more than 50 years.
[Full Story: Higgs Boson Confirms Reigning Physics Model Yet Again]
Wearable goose bump sensor created:
What may eventually read your emotions can currently indicate when you get goosebumps. The flexible, electronic sensor can detect changes on the surface of your skin.
[Full Story: Wearable Goose Bump Sensor May Detect Some Emotions]
Older moms may live longer:
Moms who give birth at a later age have double the likelihood to live past the age of 95. Researchers have linked the natural ability to birth children to a slower aging process.
[Full Story: Older Moms May Live Longer]
Link between smoking pot and schizophrenia:
A long-standing link between marijuana use and those diagnosed with schizophrenia has been connected to certain genes. Current research indicates the gene, which has been linked to those with schizophrenia, may make people more likely to smoke pot.
[Full Story: Cannabis Habit and Schizophrenia May Have Genetic Link]
Your phone's bacteria match your own:
We take our technology everywhere. Your smartphone holds thousands of forms of bacteria — and may offer a glimpse into microbes living on and around you.
[Full Story: Your Phone's Bacteria Match Your Own]