Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
A Last Defense:
Treetop-dwelling ants have an explosive defensive move.
Living on the EDGE:
No, that’s not hair. This endangered turtle’s mohawk is made of algae.
An Inside Look
Stunning new microscope images reveal human cancer cells slinking through blood cells and show molecules coursing through a zebrafish embryo’s tiny ear canal.
But researchers are now closer than ever to understanding how magma got into the hot bowels of the supervolcano where it lies today.
If you invite the deadly, armored stonefish to a party, know this: It’s going to bring not one, but two “switchblades” with it.
Dancing in the Deep:
An unidentified species of squid recently performed an unusual “twisted” ballet.
Freaky Finned Babe:
An epic GIF shows the slithering specter of a shark embryo within. And apparently, Jaws Jr. is none too pleased about the bright light shining into its home.
Wildfires can fuel “dirty” thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption.
Strange and Dangerous Goings-On:
What’s the story behind a mysterious gathering of octopus mothers?
Lost in the Deep:
Just over a century after the polar explorer’s Endurance sank, another scientific expedition will search of the wreck.