This week's picks include the cutest baby animals and some of the scariest weather around.
Here, a satellite photo from a week that has brought some severe weather to Texas. A satellite soaring overhead snapped a picture of some of the culprits thick layers of storm clouds that are crowding the skies over the southern state.
This image snapped on the morning of Thursday (May 10) revealed ominous clouds covering large portions of Texas.
There's been a monkey baby boom at a zoo in Scotland, which recently welcomed three adorable Japanese macaques.
The three infants were born to three different mama monkeys between April 21 and 25, and the furry, three-week old babies are still too tiny to venture far from their mothers at Highland Wildlife Park.
With the new arrivals, there are now 21 Japanese macaques also often known as snow monkeys living at the Highland Wildlife Park.
During the winter months, Russia's Lake Baikal is usually completely covered by a thick layer of ice not a surprise given its location in Siberia. Come…Read More »
spring, the long, slow melt begins.
Patches of open water usually appear in the southern part of the lake in early May and move progressively northward. But it isn't usually until late June that the last remnants of the ice have disappeared from the northern reaches of the lake.
NASA's Aqua satellite snapped a picture of the melt in progress. Ice remains throughout the northern portion of the lake, but drifting ice and large patches of open water are visible throughout the southern part.
The rarest gorilla on Earth, the elusive Cross River gorilla, has been caught on film by a hidden camera trap for the first time ever.
Researchers estimate that only about 250 to 300 of the gorillas remain on the planet, and humans have rarely observed these critically-endangered primates in their natural habitat.
The two-minute footage shows eight of the gorillas making their way through a forest in Cameroon. The video offers a glimpse of classic gorilla behavior, yet also reveals the plight of the threatened apes.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have snapped a stunning new photo of a heavily eroded impact crater in Algeria.
The image shows Ouarkziz Crater, a 2.2-mile-wide (3.5-kilometer) hole in the ground in northwestern Algeria, near the border with Morocco. It was formed by an asteroid impact less than 70 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era, which is also known as the "Age of Dinosaurs."