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  1. Lions: The Uniquely Social 'King of the Jungle'
    Throughout history, lions have been celebrated for their strength and beauty, and are the inspiration for many myths and stories worldwide.
  2. 'UFOs' Are Flying Out from Supermassive Black Holes and Reshaping Galaxies
    These jets of matter act like snowplows that shove gas around inside galaxies. And for the first time astronomers have spotted it happening.
  3. Scientists Just Found a Previously Unknown Organ Lurking Under Your Skin, and It Helps Detect Pain
    You can blame this mysterious newfound organ for the pain you feel when you prick your finger.
  4. Eerie 'Fire Cloud' Floats Like Alien Structure Over Washington
    A photographer on a NASA airplane captured a rare and spectacular shot when flying through a fire cloud, a type of thunderhead that forms above a wildfire's smoke plume.
  5. 6 Reasons Astrobiologists Are Holding Out Hope for Life on Mars
    There are some very good reasons to believe that primitive lifeforms may lurk on the Red Planet.
  6. How a Silent Cosmos Led Humans to Fear the Worst
    If all aliens have gone extinct, what does the future hold for humanity?
  7. 'Evil-Genius' Neutrino Gun Could Finally Unmask the Tiniest Particles in the Universe
    Several giant experiments are hunting for neutrinos, the tiniest, most-elusive particles in the universe.
  8. Does Drinking Chamomile Tea Really Help People Fall Asleep?
    Does drinking chamomile tea actually make people sleepy?
  9. Why Does Metal Spark in the Microwave?
    A sparking mystery
  10. The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
    Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
  11. Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
    Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
  12. Trump Says He Wants to Buy Greenland. Here's Why.
    President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in buying Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.
  13. Woman Develops Horrifying Skull Infection After Cleaning Her Ears with Cotton Swabs
    A woman's daily habit of cleaning her ears with cotton swabs led to a life-threatening infection in her skull.
  14. Toothless Druid Woman's Face Comes Alive in Wax, Wrinkles and All
    A toothless skull was all that researchers had of one of Scotland's oldest known Druids, but now they have something more: a wax re-creation of her face.
  15. Something Weird Is Happening to the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way
    Astronomers have been watching the black hole at the center of our galaxy for 20 years, and in May, they saw something they'd never seen before.
  16. Hidden 'Jurassic World' of Volcanoes Uncovered in Australia
    About 100 volcanoes dating to the Jurassic era were recently discovered buried under the basins of central Australia.
  17. Was Deadly Explosion Off the Arctic Coast the Result of a Nuclear-Powered Russian Weapon?
    An explosion off Russia's Arctic coast has led to speculation that the incident resulted from a failed test of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Do the details add up?
  18. There Are Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon. Now What?
    What might it mean for the moon to have thousands of tardigrades as new inhabitants?
  19. July Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth
    As climate change ramps into high gear, global temperature records are being smashed left and right.
  20. A Banana-Killing Fungus Has Reached Latin America. Does This Spell the End for Bananas?
    A banana-killing fungus has finally reached Latin America, as scientists long feared it would.
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