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.

Checkin’ things out:

A great white shark left scientists “buzzing” after it grabbed a baited underwater research camera and dragged it to the surface — not once, but three times, according to researchers at Massey University in New Zealand.

[Full Story: Crunch! Curious Great White Shark Snags Underwater Camera]


Strange behavior:

Nest-building wasps in Malaysia were recently captured “blowing bubbles,” expelling tiny droplets of water that they absorbed from their damp nests.

[Full Story: Incredible Image of Bubble-Blowing Wasp Has a Scientific Explanation]


Saving a life:

A rescued bear with an enormous tongue gets surgery in Myanmar.

[Full Story: Unbearable: An Enormously Swollen Tongue Was Destroying a Bear’s Life]


Ancient rarity:

An old sketch reveals a rare solar phenomenon.

[Full Story: Teen Astronomer’s 1886 Sketch Reveals Rare White Solar Flare]


Frightening moth:

Male <i>Creatonotos gangis</i> moths have hairy scent organs that release pheromones during courtship.
Male Creatonotos gangis moths have hairy scent organs that release pheromones during courtship.

Credit: Alamy

A moth that looks like it crawled out of a shadowy underworld is freaking out Facebook users, including some who are wondering whether the creature in the post is even real.

[Full Story: What on Earth? Freaky Moth with Hairy ‘Butt Appendages’ Stuns Facebook]


Odd source:

More than 1,000 years ago, a woman living in the British Isles became horribly disfigured after catching leprosy from an unlikely source: a squirrel, according to a new study.

[Full Story: How a Squirrel May Have Infected a Medieval Woman with Leprosy]


A winter home:

Scientists spotted this huge jellyfish (<em>Chrysaora melanaster</em>) dragging a crustacean with one of its tentacles under the sea ice covering the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska.
Scientists spotted this huge jellyfish (Chrysaora melanaster) dragging a crustacean with one of its tentacles under the sea ice covering the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska.

Credit: Andrew Juhl and Craig Aumack

Surprisingly, adult jellyfish survive the winter under the Arctic’s thick sea ice.

[Full Story: Rare Footage Captures Giant Jellyfish Living Under Arctic Ice]


Weather changes:

In winter, something happens to the skulls of adult red-toothed shrews that is exceedingly rare among vertebrates.

[Full Story: Shrews’ Heads (and Brains) Shrink As Seasons Change]


Rules? What Rules?

In cognition tests, clever raccoons demonstrated that they would not hesitate to bend the rules to get their rewards.

[Full Story: Raccoons Ace Cognition Test (But Sometimes They Cheat)]


Hiding in plain sight:

A “masked” dinosaur that lived 130 million years ago was a master at disguise who could hide even in broad daylight from its predators, relatives of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Dinosaur with Raccoon-Like Mask Hid in Broad Daylight]

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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.

An extraordinary find:

 

Amazing images and GIFs making the rounds on Twitter reveal little-known marine creatures.

[Full Story: Sea Lilies on Twitter Are Mesmerizing … And Not What They Seem]


Deeply-rooted protection:

An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun.

[Full Story: 54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In Sunscreen]


Not without a fight:

In a stunning frog photo recently shared widely from Reddit, a swallowed snake isn’t going down without a fight.

[Full Story: Snake Head Pops Out of Frog’s Maw in Mesmerizing Photo]


Travel to the past:

The VR experience will bring you face to face with one of the most famous wreck-diving sites in the world: the WWII SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by German bombers in 1941 in the Red Sea.

[Full Story: VR Experience Takes You into Famed WWII Shipwreck]


End of an era:

Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty.

[Full Story: Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty]


Far from home:

More than 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian artisans carved the likeness of a queen into a wooden statue and even bejeweled her highness with wooden earrings, according to a new discovery announced today by Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

[Full Story: Statue of Egyptian Queen Unearthed Near Giza Pyramids]


Odd creature:

Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor.

[Full Story: Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone]


Rocky finds:

The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields.

[Full Story: 400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia]


A horrifying first:

Moments after a wild chimpanzee was born, an adult chimp snatched the infant away from its mother and cannibalized it, according to a new study that is the first to document this macabre behavior.

[Full Story: Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth]


Wondrous geology:

Photos of craggy rock and a time-lapse photo of stars are just two of the winning entries for the “100 Great Geosites” photography competition, held by The Geological Society of London.

[Full Story: In Photos: The UK’s Geologic Wonders]

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.

Big Beautiful Break:

An iceberg could shed light on warming-fueled fate of Antarctica.

[Full Story: Massive Calved Iceberg Comes into View as Antarctic Sun Rises]


History at our Fingertips:

In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park.

[Full Story: Chaco Canyon Photos: Amazing Ruins from an Ancient World]


A Celebration:

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A village in Indonesia enjoyed a snake-meat feast this weekend after a resident wrestled and killed a 26 foot-long (7.8 meters) python.

[Full Story: Man v. Snake: 26-Foot-Long Python Loses Epic Battle]


Mini-Gymnast:

Doctors in Mexico snapped a stunning photo of an acrobatic arthropod flipping and twirling. But the critter was far from a medical marvel — rather, the crab-shaped parasite was a lowly pubic louse.

[Full Story: Tiny Acrobat: Louse Photographed Flipping and Twirling ]


After Maria:

Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.

[Full Story: Scientists Race to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’]


Battle to the Death:

With a skull-piercing bite, a jaguar makes a caiman into a meal.

[Full Story: Jaguar v. Caiman Death Battle Photographed in Brazil]


Pieces and Parts:

Surgeons removed more than 100 pieces of metal of various shapes and sizes from the stomach of a man in France, according to a new report of the man’s case.

[Full Story: Doctors Remove More Than 100 Pieces of Metal from a Man’s Stomach]


Elegant Parts:

A graceful bronze arm once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera.

[Full Story: Bronze Arm Found at Antikythera Shipwreck]


Say Cheese!

Photographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for when a bird joined the party.

[Full Story: Bird Photobombs the Space Station and Sun in Awesome Photo]

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week