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This Week in Science: Stonehenge Has Company, Solar Storms, and Baboon Boyfriend Benefits

World Science Festival | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Stonehenge was surrounded by a complex of smaller henges and pit-like monuments that appear to have astronomical significance, according to new 3D-scanned maps of the area around the ancient stone circle.

This Week in Science: Quantum Jitters, a Peanut Allergy Cure, and the Mites on Your Face

World Science Festival | Posted 10.29.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Scientists turned a mouse's bad memories into happy ones with a pulse of light, and cured other mice of peanut allergies by dosing them with Clostridium bacteria.

This Week in Science: Space Plankton, Life Under Ice, and Big City Spiders

World Science Festival | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

More and more parents are refusing vitamin K shots for newborns due to anti-vaccination fears, placing babies at risk for severe brain and intestinal bleeding.

This Week In Science: Rosetta's Comet Rendezvous, a Neanderthal Pigeon BBQ and Zombie Stars

World Science Festival | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

This Week in Science: Quantum Cheshire Cats, a Loving Octomom and a Lemon-Shaped Moon

World Science Festival | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

This Week In Science: Snipping Out HIV, Gas-Guzzling Lobster and Expensive Old Poop

World Science Festival | Posted 09.24.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Dogs show signs of jealousy when their owners ignore them and pay attention to stuffed animals instead.

This Week in Science: Double-Scoop Comet, Laser-Crushed Diamonds and J.Lo's Mite

World Science Festival | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Newly discovered water mite Litarachna lopezae, which dwells in a coral reef off the coast of Puerto Rico, was named in honor of pop star Jennifer Lopez.

This Week In Science: Photosynthesis Pics, Inconvenient Chickens, and Faraway Stars

World Science Festival | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Scientists captured the first microscopic images of photosynthesis in action, showing a clump of proteins called photosystem II splitting water molecules into electrons, protons, and oxygen.

This Week In Science: Neanderthal Poop, World Cup in Orbit, and Webcam Eaglets in Peril

World Science Festival | Posted 08.27.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

A 50,000-year-old sample of Neanderthal poop showed that the paleo diet of these early humanoids included vegetables along with meat.

This Week In Science: Bionic Pancreas, The Smell of Titan, and a Friendly Brown Bear Pair

World Science Festival | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

While previous observations of bear fellatio were chalked up to the animals living in stressful conditions, this was the first example of bears in proper conditions just wanting to have fun.