Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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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.

Do the robot:

There is a world record for simultaneous robot dancing.

[Full Story: Do the Robot: 1,000-Plus Dancing Droids Break Record ]


Ethereal beauty from ISS:

The northern lights and an impact crater were captured in a single image taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

[Full Story: Wow! Northern Lights Glow in Breathtaking Image from Space Station]


Newly uncovered carvings:

Never-before-recorded petroglyphs have emerged on the coastline of Oahu.

[Full Story: Shifting Sands Reveal 400-Year-Old Petroglyphs in Hawaii]


Exploring Arthur’s birthplace?

Archaeologists are conducting excavations at Tintagel in Cornwall, in the southwest of England. In English folklore, the site is thought to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

[Full Story: Photos: Archaeological Excavations at Reputed Birthplace of King Arthur]


Amazing recovery:

Several patients who were paralyzed in their lower limbs for years have now regained some feeling and movement in their limbs, after they learned to control a robotic exoskeleton with their brain.

[Full Story: In Surprise Recovery, Paralyzed Patients Move After Using Brain Devices]


Gracing the greens:

Olympic spectators expecting to see chiseled athletes vying for gold in Rio might also see a few unexpected Brazilian natives, including capybaras, three-toed sloths and little alligator relatives known as caimans.

[Full Story: Par for the Course: 6 Animals That Roam Rio’s Olympic Golf Links]


Useful tech:

Drones can be used for the good of humankind, a new report shows.

[Full Story: In a First, Drone Used to Collect Medical Samples from Rural Village]


Dangers of being big-hearted:

A 57-year old man who went to the emergency room for swelling of his extremities learned that his symptoms had an unusual cause: a massively enlarged chamber of his heart, according to a brief report his case.

[Full Story: Giant Heart: Unusual Condition Means Heart is 80% of Man’s Chest]


But a breath:

A brilliantly hued Galapagos songbird is not one species, but two — or at least it was.

[Full Story: Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct]


Living meteors:

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked this week, but four daredevils were not to be outdone by the spectacular sky show. As meteors streaked across the night sky, the men jumped out of an airplane wearing LED wingsuits, transforming themselves, in essen

[Full Story: Skydivers Transform Into ‘Shooting Stars’ During Perseid Meteor Shower]

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