Juvenile acorn worm Ptychodera flava, one of the two species of acorn worms that scientists genetically sequenced for the study.
Credit: Kunifumi Tagawa
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.
Fossilized forest found: An ancient fossil forest with tropical origins was discovered in Norway and is one of the earliest forests to appear on Earth.
[Full Story: Fossilized Tropical Forest Found — in Arctic Norway]
Spooky action is real: Scientists are closing in on definitively proving spooky action at a distance — the notion that entangled particles can instantly communicate.
Ancient board game discovered: Archaeologists have discovered a 2,300-year-old tomb along with an ancient board game, including a 14-face die and game board, near Qingzhou City in China.
[Full Story: Ancient Board Game Found in Looted China Tomb]
A cyborg rose: Scientists have created electronic plants embedded with conducting wires and transistors that could one day be used as onboard sensors.
[Full Story: Cyborg Roses Wired with Self-Growing Circuits]
Eyes made of stone: A marine mollusk built like a tiny tank can see with eyes made of the same material as its armor.
[Full Story: Weird Sea Mollusk Sports Hundreds of Eyes Made of Armor]
Humans have a lot in common with sea worms: What do you have in common with a filter-feeding, deep-sea worm? On a genetic level, it's a lot more than you might suspect.
[Full Story: You Share 70% of Your Genes with This Slimy Marine Worm]
A devolved jellyfish identified: Microscopic parasites only a few cells large are essentially greatly degenerated jellyfish, a finding that could expand the definition of the animal kingdom, researchers say.
[Full Story: Weird Mucus Parasites Are Actually Jellyfish]
Now that's a big rock! A mining company operating in Botswana recently announced that it has "recovered" the second-largest diamond in the world.
[Full Story: Giant Bling: World's Second-Largest Diamond Unearthed]
Growing tissue that can talk: Researchers have grown vocal cord tissue in the lab, and it works.
[Full Story: Researchers Grow Vocal Cord Tissue That Can 'Talk']
A successful face transplant: Doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center completed what they are calling the most extensive facial transplant to date, which includes large amounts of skin and eyelids.