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Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.
Pheww. We're still here: An old doomsday prediction rears its head again as an online religious group claims that Oct. 7 will be the date of the end of the world.
Physics Nobel: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald were awarded year's Nobel Prize in physics for revealing that neutrinos have a little bit of mass.
The truth about conspiracy theorists: People who believe in conspiracies aren’t any more likely to reject the notion of randomness than those who don't believe.
The simplicity of the universe: Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.
[Full Story: Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know]
Core age: Earth's inner core formed between 1 billion and 1.5 billion years ago, and this freezing heart of the planet powers its protective magnetic field.
Self-destructing chip: A new self-destructing computer chip could help keep sensitive data secure by allowing users to remotely eliminate sensitive information.
[Full Story: This Computer Chip Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds]
Elephants have a health secret: Elephants have more copies of a crucial cancer-suppression gene than humans do, which helps explains why these animals have reduced cancer rates.
[Full Story: Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret]
Should kids take Oxycontin? The challenges of treating chronic pain in kids and the use of medication.
[Full Story: OxyContin Approved for Kids, Worrying Doctors]
Killer exhibit: Live Science asked a dermatologist about weird ways tattoos can affect your health, including infections, allergies and burns.