The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Excavations in 2016 at the Antikythera shipwreck found a nearly intact skull, including the cranial parietal bones.
Credit: Brett Seymour, EUA/WHOI/ARGO

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

Leprosy Found in California Child: How Doctors Diagnosed It: Leprosy has been confirmed in one of two California schoolchildren suspected to have the disease, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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1,700-Year-Old Dead Sea Scroll 'Virtually Unwrapped,' Revealing Text: The En-Gedi scroll, a text that includes part of the Book of Leviticus in the Hebrew Bible that was ravaged by fire about 1,400 years ago, is now readable, thanks to a complex digital analysis called "virtual unwrapping."

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Childhood Cancer Deaths: Brain Cancer Overtakes Leukemia as Top Cause: Leukemia is no longer the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths in children, a new report says.

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Teleported Laser Pulses? Quantum Teleportation Approaches Sci-Fi Level: Researchers have now performed "quantum teleportation" of laser pulses over several miles within two city networks of fiber optics.

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The Ig Nobel Prize Winners of 2016 Are: Nobel laureates, opera singers, accordion players, roller derby players and two "human spotlights" recently gathered to award some of the strangest science of 2016.

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Mysterious Branch of Humanity Possibly Discovered: A group of humans migrating out of Africa some 40,000 to 70,000 years ago mingled with an as-yet unknown branch of humanity, three new studies have found.

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3D-Printed Acoustic Holograms Could Move Objects in Midair: 3D-printed plastic blocks can now be turned into acoustic holograms that generate 3D shapes made of sound, which could function like sonic "tractor beams," according to a new study.

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Ancient Cult Site in Rugged Mountains Revealed with Drones: Using small drones, archaeologists have revealed details about an ancient cultic settlement in the Apennine Mountains of Italy.

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Brangelina Breakup: What Social Science Says About Divorce: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fans were left reeling on Tuesday morning after news broke that the couple was getting divorced.

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Ancient Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck: A well-preserved 2,000-year-old skeleton could provide the first DNA evidence recovered from an ancient shipwreck.

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