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.
Spiraling out of control:
A year ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins unveiled a climate visual that wowed the world: an animated spiral showing the inexorable rise of global temperatures thanks to humanity’s release of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
A rare group of tree-climbing lions living in Uganda must range farther and farther to find enough prey to survive, a new study found.
[Full Story: Famed Tree-Climbing Lions Running Low on Prey]
Trap-jaw-ant babies look totally bizarre.
[Full Story: Weird Ants Have Hairy Blobs for Babies]
Ammonite death drag:
A 28-foot-long (8.5 meters) drag mark ends with the fossil of the animal that made it.
[Full Story: Jurassic Creature Preserved with Own ‘Death Drag’]
Over the past 50 years, 39 of the park’s glaciers have shrunk dramatically, some by as much as 85 percent.
[Full Story: Glacier National Park Is Losing Its Glaciers]
‘Stone Animal’ lake:
Lake Natron’s bizarre chemistry leads to beautiful colors.
“Dragon skin” had not been seen in Antarctica since 2007, according to researchers.
New research links a striking red waterfall in Antarctica to underground brines.
About 90 million years ago, a gigantic bird-like dinosaur with a toothless beak and a crest atop its head laid a clutch of enormous eggs. At least one of these eggs never hatched, but rather became the first and only one of its species on record to fossilize.
Saturn’s hexagon eye:
Saturn’s bizarre “eye” — the ringed planet’s north polar vortex and surrounding hexagonal jet stream — stares impassively out into space in an amazing photo by NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini probe.