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.

Salt-encrusted dress:

The Dead Sea has transformed a dour black dress into a sparkly salty treasure in a new art exhibit by Sigalit Landau.

[Full Story: Dead Sea Transforms Deathly Dress Into Gorgeous Salt-Encrusted Jewel]

Comet eruption:

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has captured dramatic imagery of a comet outburst that may have been caused by a landslide on the icy body.

[Full Story: Rosetta Probe Gets Rare Close-Up of Comet Eruption (Video)]

Happy 100th Birthday:

The National Park Service has joined the centenarian club. Here's a look at the beauty of the sprawling parks, from Yellowstone with its rainbow-colored hot springs and Denali to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and the magical Big Bend.

[Full Story: Happy 100th Birthday! US National Parks in Photos]


High-speed images of a human sneeze show exactly why it's a good idea to stand back before you say gesundheit.

[Full Story: Gross! High-Speed Images Show What Happens When You Sneeze]

Squishy robot:

A rubbery little "octobot" is the first robot made completely from soft parts, according to a new study. The tiny, squishy guy also doesn’t need batteries or wires of any kind, and runs on a liquid fuel.

[Full Story: Soft, Rubbery 'Octobot' Can Move Without Batteries]

Buried tectonic plate:

A tectonic "slab graveyard" tells geological history.

[Full Story: Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea]

USS Independence:

A robotic sub is revealing secrets of the USS Independence, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the 1940s. Scientists were surprised to find a fighter plane hidden in the sunken wreck.

[Full Story: 1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific ]

Cyclops beetle:

Baby beetles with three compound eyes, one in the center of their heads, are teaching scientists something about how new facial traits evolve.

[Full Story: 'Cyclops' Beetle Grows Third Eye on Its Head]

Europe's oldest tree:

The oldest officially dated tree in Europe is a bushy Bosnian pine living high up in the mountains in Greece.

[Full Story: This Tree Started Growing During the Viking Age]

Black, black holes:

A black hole simulated in a lab points toward "no."

[Full Story: Are Black Holes Really Black?]