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


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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.

Giant ice crack:

A starkly beautiful aerial image shows a 70-mile-long crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf.

[Full Story: 70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica]


Blob beauty:

A mysterious giant sea blob whose very existence was questioned has been rediscovered a century after its first sighting.

[Full Story: ‘Mythical’ Sea Blob Finally Spotted a Century After Its Discovery]


Cosmic dust:

Microscopic particles from space have been collecting in the gutters of Paris, Oslo and Berlin, revealing incredible insights to the mysteries of our solar system.

[Full Story: Ancient Space Dust Washes Up in Rooftop Gutters]


Goggle-wearing parrot:

A parrot wears tiny, red-tinted goggles and flaps through laser-lit airborne particles to test computer models that explain how animals fly — and shows that there’s room for improvement.

[Full Story: How Lasers and a Goggle-Wearing Parrot Could Aid Flying Robot Designs]


Galactic tangles:

A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core.

[Full Story: What Tangled Web: Galaxy’s Messy ‘Threads’ Star in New Pic]


Aru glacier:

An avalanche of ice that killed nine in western Tibet may be a sign that climate change has come to the region, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Culprit of Deadly Tibet Avalanche: Climate Change]


Dino tail:

About 99 million years ago, an unlucky juvenile dinosaur wandered into a sticky trap and sacrificed a chunk of its tail.

[Full Story: Feathered Dinosaur Lost Its Tail in Sticky Trap 99 Million Years Ago]


Giraffes in trouble:

Giraffe populations have taken a nose dive, leading to their new designation as “threatened with extinction,” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

[Full Story: Giraffes Are Threatened with Extinction]


Ancient tumor:

A tiny tumor likely caused a big toothache 255 million years ago for an animal called a gorgonopsian.

[Full Story: 255-Million-Year-Old Tumor Is Oldest of its Kind]


Greenland melting:

Greenland’s ice shrank dramatically in the past — and could disappear again.

[Full Story: Unfrozen: Greenland Was Once Ice-Free for 280,000 Years]

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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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.

Do the robot:

There is a world record for simultaneous robot dancing.

[Full Story: Do the Robot: 1,000-Plus Dancing Droids Break Record ]


Ethereal beauty from ISS:

The northern lights and an impact crater were captured in a single image taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

[Full Story: Wow! Northern Lights Glow in Breathtaking Image from Space Station]


Newly uncovered carvings:

Never-before-recorded petroglyphs have emerged on the coastline of Oahu.

[Full Story: Shifting Sands Reveal 400-Year-Old Petroglyphs in Hawaii]


Exploring Arthur’s birthplace?

Archaeologists are conducting excavations at Tintagel in Cornwall, in the southwest of England. In English folklore, the site is thought to be the birthplace of King Arthur.

[Full Story: Photos: Archaeological Excavations at Reputed Birthplace of King Arthur]


Amazing recovery:

Several patients who were paralyzed in their lower limbs for years have now regained some feeling and movement in their limbs, after they learned to control a robotic exoskeleton with their brain.

[Full Story: In Surprise Recovery, Paralyzed Patients Move After Using Brain Devices]


Gracing the greens:

Olympic spectators expecting to see chiseled athletes vying for gold in Rio might also see a few unexpected Brazilian natives, including capybaras, three-toed sloths and little alligator relatives known as caimans.

[Full Story: Par for the Course: 6 Animals That Roam Rio’s Olympic Golf Links]


Useful tech:

Drones can be used for the good of humankind, a new report shows.

[Full Story: In a First, Drone Used to Collect Medical Samples from Rural Village]


Dangers of being big-hearted:

A 57-year old man who went to the emergency room for swelling of his extremities learned that his symptoms had an unusual cause: a massively enlarged chamber of his heart, according to a brief report his case.

[Full Story: Giant Heart: Unusual Condition Means Heart is 80% of Man’s Chest]


But a breath:

A brilliantly hued Galapagos songbird is not one species, but two — or at least it was.

[Full Story: Newfound Galapagos Bird Species Already Went Extinct]


Living meteors:

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked this week, but four daredevils were not to be outdone by the spectacular sky show. As meteors streaked across the night sky, the men jumped out of an airplane wearing LED wingsuits, transforming themselves, in essen

[Full Story: Skydivers Transform Into ‘Shooting Stars’ During Perseid Meteor Shower]

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.

Fireball!

A giant piece of a recently launched Chinese rocket fell to Earth Wednesday night (July 27), blazing a spectacular sky trail that left observers all over the western United States dazzled and slack-jawed.

[Full Story: Amazing Fireball Over Western US Caused by Chinese Space Junk]


Sea blob:

What is this strange purple sea orb found near the Channel Islands?

[Full Story: Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists]


Bloody lake:

Iran’s briny Lake Urmia recently appeared in satellite images with blood-red waters resembling the aftermath of a particularly gruesome crime scene.

[Full Story: ‘Blood Lake’ Blooms in Iran]


The smell of death:

Normally, the smell of putrefying, decaying flesh wouldn’t be cause for celebration, but it is today, with the blooming of the rare but stinky corpse flower at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).

[Full Story: Putrid-Smelling Corpse Flower Finally Blooms: Watch It Live]


Oh Orion:

A live event combining virtual reality and musical performance in Brooklyn will be — literally — out of this world.

[Full Story: ‘The Hubble Cantata’ Weds Live Music with VR Views of the Cosmos]


Supper time:

“Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to swim with your mouth full?”

[Full Story: Great White Shark Dangles Seal Meal from Its Maw]


Dragon ant:

New ant species’ dragon-like appearance inspired scientists to name it for the fire-breathing star of Game of Thrones.

[Full Story: ‘Game of Thrones’ Ant Has Dragon-Like Spikes]


A new viper:

The newfound pitviper lives in a Costa Rican cloud forest and kills prey with a neurotoxin also used by rattlesnakes.

[Full Story: New Speckled Venomous Snake Discovered in Cloud Forest]


Starburst scorpionfish:

Pink and yellow starbursts decorate the orange-red skin of the newly discovered stellate scorpionfish.

[Full Story: Vibrantly Colored ‘Starburst’ Scorpionfish Discovered in the Caribbean]


3D Forest:

This powerful camera gives insight into the effects of climate change in Alaska’s Tanana Valley.

[Full Story: Unique 3D Views of Alaskan Forest Captured with 3D Scanner]


Fiery flare:

The sun fired off its strongest solar flare of 2016 during an active weekend that saw three eruptions from star’s surface.

[Full Story: Sun Blasts Out 2016’s Strongest Flare (Video)]