Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
In 1988, a wild great ape charged a researcher. Now, she’s working to save these majestic animals from poachers and land loss.
Making a comeback:
Lots of little baby humpback whales may be on their way.
[Full Story: Baby Humpback Whales May Soon Fill Antarctic Seas]
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.
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.
The Hebrew Bible states that the United Monarchy collapsed after the death of King Solomon. New evidence suggests the kingdom was real.
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.
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]
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]
Some scientists paint a brighter future for coral atolls.