Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover 10 incredible photos and the stories behind them.
Despite the buzz about two male lions participating in same-sex behavior, these wild cats are not gay and are instead showing a little male-male bromance.
[Full Story: Gay Pride? Famous Male Lions Just Hugging]
Cutest dinosaur ever?
About 67 million years ago, a baby sauropod dinosaur with a long skinny neck, a slender tail and a little head died of starvation during a prehistoric drought.
[Full Story: Lap Dinos? Gigantic Sauropods Started Out Chihuahua-Size]
Earthbound humans can now experience a view that emulates an astronaut’s perspective more closely than anything ever seen before.
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NASA astronauts attended “mini-film school” masterclasses with cinematographer James Neihouse and director Toni Myers, to capture stunning view of Earth for IMAX 3D.
[Full Story: ‘A Beautiful Planet’ by IMAX, in Photos]
The vast majority of the world’s largest reef ecosystem has been ravaged by coral bleaching.
[Full Story: Great Barrier Reef Devastated by Coral Bleaching]
Not all coral reefs emerge from naturally occurring objects on the sea bottom.
[Full Story: 12 Outstanding Artificial Reefs to Visit]
Lightning flashing in the sky during volcanic eruptions stems both from ash and from ice, scientists find.
[Full Story: What Causes Eerie Volcanic Lightning?]
The shimmering atmospheric lighting displays known as auroras have never looked sharper than in a new NASA video.
Cool or creepy?
Spiders come in all shapes and sizes, and many have some unusual features that set them apart, whether it’s their web-spinning abilities, what they like to eat or their strange mating habits. Here are nine of the most bizarre spiders in the world.
[Full Story: Weird and Wonderful: 9 Bizarre Spiders]
Fish have fins and gills, but they don’t have necks. That’s partly because it would be difficult to swim quickly with a neck that wagged back and forth in the water.
[Full Story: Why Don’t Fish Have Necks?]