The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
A drawing of a steppe bison (Bison priscus) that was made with black charcoal that dates from the Aurignacian period, located at the Chauvet-Pont d'Arc cave in Ard├Ęche, France.
Credit: Carole Fritz

Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.

Roman battlefield uncovered: Sling stones and other projectiles were found outside an ancient wall in Jerusalem, which are likely evidence of the Roman emperor Titus' siege of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.

[Full Story: Ancient Roman Battlefield Uncovered in Jerusalem]

How snakes lost their legs: The ancestors of today's slithery snakes once sported full-fledged arms and legs, but genetic mutations caused the reptiles to lose all four of their limbs about 150 million years ago, according to two new studies.

[Full Story: Snakes Used to Have Legs and Arms … Until These Mutations Happened]

Frankenstein bug found: A bizarre-looking Cretaceous-era insect that seems to be a mash-up of many kinds of bugs was recently unearthed in amber from Myanmar.

[Full Story: Ancient 'Frankenstein' Bug Mixed Grasshopper, Wasp & Roach Parts]

Brain's 'high spot' imaged: The receptor in the brain involved in the "high" feeling that people get from marijuana is revealed in a new, detailed, 3D image today.

[Full Story: High Spot: Brain's Marijuana Center Imaged in 3D]

RIP Mars lander: Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.

[Full Story: RIP, Schiaparelli: European Mars Lander's Crash Site Seen By NASA Probe]

Ancient hybrid bison revealed: Clever detective work involving research on both ancient DNA and cave paintings from the last ice age has revealed a previously unknown species of hybrid bison, according to a new study.

[Full Story: Mysterious Bison Hybrid Revealed from Ancient DNA and Cave Paintings]

Ghost pepper case report: A word to the wise: stay away from ghost peppers. 

[Full Report: Too Hot to Handle? Ghost Pepper Leads to Torn Esophagus]

Mapping humans one cell at a time: Imagine having the level of detail in Google Maps but for the inner workings of the human body. A new international initiative is creating an atlas that will chart every single cell in the human body, encompassing all of the tissues within Homo sapiens.

[Full Story: Left at the 1st Neuron: Project Will Map Every Human Cell]

Great pyramid finding questioned: A group of scientists has just claimed to have discovered two unknown voids or cavities within the Great Pyramid of Giza. But outside researchers are not so sure about the results.

[Full Story: Chambers Hidden in Great Pyramid? Scientists Cast Doubt]

Science of snobby: Wealthy people appear to spend less time looking at other human beings, according to a new study that used Google Glass headsets to track people's gazes.

[Full Story: Rich People Really Do Ignore You When They Walk By]

Follow Live Science @livescience, Facebook & Google+.