Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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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.

An extraordinary find:

 

Amazing images and GIFs making the rounds on Twitter reveal little-known marine creatures.

[Full Story: Sea Lilies on Twitter Are Mesmerizing … And Not What They Seem]


Deeply-rooted protection:

An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun.

[Full Story: 54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In Sunscreen]


Not without a fight:

In a stunning frog photo recently shared widely from Reddit, a swallowed snake isn’t going down without a fight.

[Full Story: Snake Head Pops Out of Frog’s Maw in Mesmerizing Photo]


Travel to the past:

The VR experience will bring you face to face with one of the most famous wreck-diving sites in the world: the WWII SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by German bombers in 1941 in the Red Sea.

[Full Story: VR Experience Takes You into Famed WWII Shipwreck]


End of an era:

Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty.

[Full Story: Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty]


Far from home:

More than 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian artisans carved the likeness of a queen into a wooden statue and even bejeweled her highness with wooden earrings, according to a new discovery announced today by Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

[Full Story: Statue of Egyptian Queen Unearthed Near Giza Pyramids]


Odd creature:

Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor.

[Full Story: Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone]


Rocky finds:

The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields.

[Full Story: 400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia]


A horrifying first:

Moments after a wild chimpanzee was born, an adult chimp snatched the infant away from its mother and cannibalized it, according to a new study that is the first to document this macabre behavior.

[Full Story: Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth]


Wondrous geology:

Photos of craggy rock and a time-lapse photo of stars are just two of the winning entries for the “100 Great Geosites” photography competition, held by The Geological Society of London.

[Full Story: In Photos: The UK’s Geologic Wonders]

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