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.

Preventing catastrophe:

In 1988, a wild great ape charged a researcher. Now, she’s working to save these majestic animals from poachers and land loss.

[Full Story: Half of Western Lowland Gorillas May Vanish by 2040. Here’s How We Can Prevent That. (Op-Ed)]

Making a comeback:

Lots of little baby humpback whales may be on their way.

[Full Story: Baby Humpback Whales May Soon Fill Antarctic Seas]

Looming doom:

Thwaites glacier is a cork on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. And it’s looking more and more ready to pop.

[Full Story: ‘Cork’ Glacier Holding Back Sea Level Rise May Pop]

Learning from nature:

Hibernating animals may look lazy, but their bodies are actually accomplishing an outstanding feat.

[Full Story: How Adorable Hibernating Squirrels Could Help Scientists Preserve Human Organs]

Amazing sci-fi animals:

Today (May 4) — also known as Star Wars Day — Live Science is debuting a new movie-themed column and video series, where we’ll be looking at how feature films represent science and scientists.

[Full Story: May the 4th Be With You As You Check Out These Amazing Animals of ‘The Last Jedi’]

Possible confirmation:

The Hebrew Bible states that the United Monarchy collapsed after the death of King Solomon. New evidence suggests the kingdom was real.

[Full Story: Does This 3,000-Year-Old House Confirm King David’s Lost Biblical Kingdom?]

Earthquake and eruption:

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii on Thursday (May 3), causing lava to spew into a residential subdivision.

[Full Story: Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts Dramatically After a 5.0-Magnitude Quake]

Farewell, old friend:

“Number 16,” a recently deceased trapdoor spider, was the oldest known spider in the world.

[Full Story: Say Goodbye to the World’s Oldest Spider, Dead at 43]

Desert creatures:

From the seven-spotted ladybug to clown beetles, the deserts are full of amazing insects with their own quirky features and lifestyles.

[Full Story: Photos: Amazing Insects of the North American Deserts]

Cheating fate?

Some scientists paint a brighter future for coral atolls.

[Full Story: Some Scientists Predict These Islands Are Doomed, But That’s Not the Whole Story]

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