Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
Checkin’ things out:
A great white shark left scientists “buzzing” after it grabbed a baited underwater research camera and dragged it to the surface — not once, but three times, according to researchers at Massey University in New Zealand.
Nest-building wasps in Malaysia were recently captured “blowing bubbles,” expelling tiny droplets of water that they absorbed from their damp nests.
Saving a life:
A rescued bear with an enormous tongue gets surgery in Myanmar.
An old sketch reveals a rare solar phenomenon.
A moth that looks like it crawled out of a shadowy underworld is freaking out Facebook users, including some who are wondering whether the creature in the post is even real.
More than 1,000 years ago, a woman living in the British Isles became horribly disfigured after catching leprosy from an unlikely source: a squirrel, according to a new study.
A winter home:
Surprisingly, adult jellyfish survive the winter under the Arctic’s thick sea ice.
In winter, something happens to the skulls of adult red-toothed shrews that is exceedingly rare among vertebrates.
[Full Story: Shrews’ Heads (and Brains) Shrink As Seasons Change]
Rules? What Rules?
In cognition tests, clever raccoons demonstrated that they would not hesitate to bend the rules to get their rewards.
[Full Story: Raccoons Ace Cognition Test (But Sometimes They Cheat)]
Hiding in plain sight:
A “masked” dinosaur that lived 130 million years ago was a master at disguise who could hide even in broad daylight from its predators, relatives of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, a new study finds.
[Full Story: Dinosaur with Raccoon-Like Mask Hid in Broad Daylight]