The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
An artists illustration of two black holes circling around each other and colliding, 1.4 billion light years from Earth. The merger created ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves. LIGO detected those waves in December, 2015.
Credit: LIGO

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

Gospel forged: The Harvard professor who claimed to have found a papyrus suggesting Jesus was married now says the owner of that "antiquity" lied to her, suggesting it's a forgery.

[Full Story: Gospel of Jesus's Wife Likely a Fake, Bizarre Backstory Suggests]

More gravity waves: Distortions in the fabric of space-time, predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, have been directly detected for the second time.

[Full Story: Gravitational Wave Detector Finds Double Colliding Black Holes — Again (Woot!)]

How Kevlar saves: A helmet made of Kevlar saved the life of an Orlando, Florida, police officer on Sunday (June 12) after police engaged in a gun battle with a man who killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub, according to news sources.

[Full Story: How Kevlar Saved an Orlando Police Officer's Life]

Petra monument found: Using satellite sensors, scientists recently discovered an enormous structure at Petra that had previously remained hidden.

[Full Story: Mysterious Monumental Structure Found at Ancient Petra]

When coffee doesn’t work: People who don't get enough sleep for several days in a row can't rely on caffeine to give them a mental boost, new research finds.

[Full Story: Caffeine's 'Boost' Disappears When You're Extremely Sleep-Deprived]

Procrastinators beware: People who procrastinate may be more likely to insomnia, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Procrastinators Beware: Insomnia Linked with Putting Things Off]

Another month of record heat: May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

[Full Story: May Was Planet's Hottest Month on Record, NASA Says]

Mass shooter science: Homophobia, hate, religion — a mass shooter's murky motivations are typical, even for terrorists.

[Full Story: The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill?]

How ISIS survives online: Pro-ISIS groups online mutate, reincarnate to continue to grow and survive.

[Full Story: ISIS Plays 'Evolutionary Game' to Avoid Online Shutdown]

Another king under concrete? Researchers in Reading, England, are looking for the burial place of King Henry I beneath a nursery school grounds.

[Full Story: Search for Another King Under a Parking Lot Begins]

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