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.
Big Beautiful Break:
An iceberg could shed light on warming-fueled fate of Antarctica.
History at our Fingertips:
In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park.
[Full Story: Chaco Canyon Photos: Amazing Ruins from an Ancient World]
A village in Indonesia enjoyed a snake-meat feast this weekend after a resident wrestled and killed a 26 foot-long (7.8 meters) python.
[Full Story: Man v. Snake: 26-Foot-Long Python Loses Epic Battle]
Doctors in Mexico snapped a stunning photo of an acrobatic arthropod flipping and twirling. But the critter was far from a medical marvel — rather, the crab-shaped parasite was a lowly pubic louse.
[Full Story: Tiny Acrobat: Louse Photographed Flipping and Twirling ]
Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
[Full Story: Scientists Race to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’]
Battle to the Death:
With a skull-piercing bite, a jaguar makes a caiman into a meal.
[Full Story: Jaguar v. Caiman Death Battle Photographed in Brazil]
Pieces and Parts:
Surgeons removed more than 100 pieces of metal of various shapes and sizes from the stomach of a man in France, according to a new report of the man’s case.
A graceful bronze arm once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera.
[Full Story: Bronze Arm Found at Antikythera Shipwreck]
Photographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for when a bird joined the party.