Amputated hands had been laid over the face of the decapitated skull and arranged opposite each other.
Credit: Danilo Bernardo
Each week we uncover the most interesting and informative articles around, here are 10 of the coolest stories in Science this week.
We believe: Most people in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States believe that intelligent aliens exist, but doubt E.T. can reach humans.
[Full Story: They're Out There! Most People Believe in E.T.]
We also emit clouds of microbes: You're never alone when you're surrounded by your microbial cloud.
Hexagon mystery: The huge, mysterious hexagon at Saturn's north pole may finally have an explanation.
[Full Story: Bizarre Giant Hexagon on Saturn May Finally Be Explained]
Oldest decapitation found? A newfound decapitated skull covered by amputated hands may be the oldest known evidence of human decapitation in the New World, raising questions about how the grisly practice began in the Americas.
Snowden and E.T.: Edward Snowden suggests we are missing alien signals because of encryption. We're not.
The dirt on diesel: Getting diesel cars to be clean emitters, powerful and fuel-efficient is no easy feat, which is why Volkswagen likely cheated on its emissions tests.
Paralyzed man walks: A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a harness to help support his body weight, a new study says.
[Full Story: Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System]
Is religion good for you? How does religion affect people's mental health? It turns out it can be a double-edged sword.
Stone Age rituals: A Stone Age site where cave rituals may have been performed some 9,000 years ago has been discovered on Blå Jungfrun, an island linked to tales of witchcraft.
Blood moon prophecy debunked: The upcoming supermoon eclipse has some people talking about the end of the world, but the so-called blood moon prophecy isn't based on science but humans' evolutionary tendency to find a purpose in random events.