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    A person suffering from hypothermia could lose consciousness and may eventually die.
  • Oldest human DNA revealed

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    CREDIT: Javier Trueba, MADRID SCIENTIFIC FILMS Mysterious Ancestor?
    The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than before thought, researchers say. The genetic material came from the bone of a hominin living in what is now the Sima de los Huesos in Northern Spain approximately 400,000 years ago during the Middle Pleistocene.
  • Quantum trick links wormholes

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    Though wormholes have never been proven to exist, these theoretical passageways through space-time are predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
  • Tombs hidden in Egypt's Valley of the Kings

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    Multiple tombs await discovery in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, say researchers working on the most extensive exploration project in the valley since the 1920s. Their conclusion is based on excavations and ground-penetrating radar.
  • Wear this bra for healthier eating

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    CREDIT: dreamstime.com Bras Don't Support Bouncing Breasts, Study Finds
    Photo of a generic bra.
  • Weird effects of hypothermia

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    CREDIT: YouTube screengrab from Storm hypothermia
    A person suffering from hypothermia could lose consciousness and may eventually die.
  • Dead mice parachuted into Guam

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    CREDIT: USDA/APHIS. Helicopter drops mice bait in Guam
    A helicopter deploys acetaminophen-treated dead mouse baits in Guam.
  • New type of boredom discovered

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    CREDIT: Dave Clark Digital Photo, Shutterstock Bored Man
    Boredom is an oft-underestimated burden.
  • Secret labyrinth under Rome mapped

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    A collapsed quarry beneath Rome, caused by erosion and human activity above. These holes open suddenly over Rome's quarry network.
  • Signs of water found on 5 alien planets

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    CREDIT: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Hubble Finds Water in 5 Exoplanets' Air
    NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. All five planets appear to be hazy.
  • Mood sweater shows off your emotions

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    CREDIT: Sensoree. Mood sweater
    The GER Mood Sweater can show that the wearer is excited.

The odd effects of hypothermia, a bra to help you eat healthier and a secret labyrinth under Rome are just a few of the coolest stories we found in Science this week.

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