The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
A new material is incredibly light yet stronger than steel. The new material gets its amazing strength from its unique geometric configuration.
Credit: Melanie Gonick/MIT

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

How Healthy Is Your Diet? New Urine Test Can Tell: You are what you pee, science says. [Full Story]

Baboons Vocalizations Hint at Origins of Human Speech: Baboons use distinct vowel-like sounds in their calls. [Full Story]

3,400-Year-Old Graveyard with Family Crypts Unearthed in Egypt: The ancient Egyptian cemetery contains large crypts holding the remains of complete families and smaller, simpler tombs holding individuals, including children and infants. [Full Story]

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered: The rusty patched bumblebee is the first bumblebee species listed as endangered in the United States. [Full Story]

Primordial 'Ice Cream Cone' Creature Finds a Family Tree: Weird hyoliths, which survived for 280 million years on Earth, have a new place in the tree of life. [Full Story]

Strong, Flexible Spider Silk Created in Lab: A new, strong spider silk was produced in a lab, solving a problem that has long plagued the bioengineered materials. [Full Story]

'Tree Man' Has Surgery: What Causes This Rare Condition? A 27-year-old in Bangladesh known as the "tree man" recently underwent surgery to remove the extensive, wood-like warts that covered his hands and feet. [Full Report]

Antarctic Science Lab On the Move to Escape Breaking Ice: A British scientific base in Antarctica is on the move to a new location, to avoid being cut adrift by a crack in a floating ice shelf. [Full Story]

Sorry, Steak Lovers: Red Meat Linked to Gut Condition: Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of a developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new study finds. [Full Story]

Ultralight 'Super-Material' Is 10 Times Stronger Than Steel: A new material is stronger than steel but less dense than a plastic zip-close bag. [Full Story]

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