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.

Nature or no:

An unsettling image of a very strange fish skeleton seems more suited to a conversation about demonology than one about marine biology.

[Full Story: ‘Demonic’ Fish Glows in Eerie Photo]


Snack-time

New images show the brain’s “helper cells” nibbling on synapses, the connections between neurons.

[Full Story: New Images Spot Elusive ‘Snacking’ Brain Cells]


Downsized animals?

Whales are giant beasts, but why aren’t even larger, supersize whales swimming around?

[Full Story: Why Aren’t There Any Supersize Whales?]


Frightening predator:

A truck-size dinosaur that sported sharp, long claws the length of bowling pins once tore across the South American landscape, terrorizing animals it hoped to eat about 85 million years ago, a new study finds.

[Full Story: This Truck-Size Dinosaur Terrorized Prey with Razor-Sharp ‘Meat Hooks’]


Something to see

Scientists expect that as the station burns up, it will generate huge fireballs visible from the ground.

[Full Story: Crashing Chinese Space Station Will Go Down Shooting — Fireballs]


Rare condition:

A New Jersey man’s “beer belly” turned out to be a 30-lb. (13.6 kilograms) tumor.

[Full Story: A Man’s ‘Beer Belly’ Was Actually a Massive Tumor]


Preserving history:

Mysterious brown spots on the ancient artwork of Tutankhamun’s tomb are not growing larger as previously feared.

[Full Story: Mysterious Brown Spots on King Tut’s Tomb Are ‘Dead’]


Not-so-fun:

This will take the fun out of bathtime: Rubber ducky toys are teeming with bacteria and fungi, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Here’s What Growing Inside Your Rubber Ducky]


Inch by inch

Mount Etna’s entire bulk is moving.

[Full Story: Mount Etna Is Slip-Sliding Toward the Sea]

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