Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
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]
New images show the brain’s “helper cells” nibbling on synapses, the connections between neurons.
[Full Story: New Images Spot Elusive ‘Snacking’ Brain Cells]
Whales are giant beasts, but why aren’t even larger, supersize whales swimming around?
[Full Story: Why Aren’t There Any Supersize Whales?]
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.
Something to see
Scientists expect that as the station burns up, it will generate huge fireballs visible from the ground.
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]
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’]
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]