The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
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Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.

Tale of monster asteroid impact: A massive asteroid bombarded the early Earth and left a crater hundreds of miles across, new evidence from an ancient rock formation suggests.

[Full Story: Bits of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Asteroid Tell Story of Monster Impact]

Reusable XS-1 Spaceplanes: Here's a phrase that’s not repeated everyday in the space community: "You've heard Elon's comments … we want to go beyond that," Brad Tousley, the head of the tactical technology office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said May 15.

[Full Story: Why DARPA Is Pursuing the Reusable Military XS-1 Spaceplane]

Ancient Mad Libs: Ancient, magical spells of love, subjugation and sex: It may sound like a "Game of Thrones" episode, but these evildoings are also found on recently deciphered papyri from Egypt.

[Full Story: Ancient 'Mad Libs' Papyri Contain Evil Spells of Sex and Subjugation]

Spirital cosmology: A curious prehistoric site on a hilltop in northern Ohio may reflect the spiritual cosmology of the ancient hunter-gatherer people who built the site around 2,300 years ago, according to a new study.

[Full Story: Echoes of Ancient Cosmology Found at Prehistoric Native American Site]

Gut check: People can use their intuition to made decisions faster, more accurately and with more confidence, a new study finds.

[Full Story: The Science of Intuition: How to Measure 'Hunches' and 'Gut Feelings']

The world’s food guides: Goodbye, food pyramid — hello, food pagoda!

[Full Story: Beyond the Pyramid: How Food Guides Vary Around the World]

‘shrooms for depression: The hallucinogen psilocybin may help people with depression who haven't been helped by other treatments, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Magic-Mushroom Compound Shows Potential for Treating Depression]

1st US penis transplant: A 64-year-old man in Massachusetts has become the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors announced today.

[Full Story: Doctors Perform US' 1st Penis Transplant]

Listen up, babies: The sound of a mother's voice can have a powerful effect on a child's brain, a new study finds.

[Full Story: That's My Mom: Mother's Voice Lights Up Kids' Brains]

Seeing art in gigapixels: Get up close and personal with famous works of art using Google's Art Camera.

[Full Story: Google's Gigapixel Camera Reveals Minute Details in Famous Works of Art]

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