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.

Cloud surfing:

Earlier this month, skydiver Sean MacCormac strapped a board to his feet and "surfed" down the edge of a storm cloud over central Florida.

[Full Story: That's Insane! Daring Skydiver 'Surfs' on Storm Clouds]

Pyramid soaring:

A solar-powered airplane buzzed the pyramids in Egypt, flying over the iconic, haze-cloaked monuments, during the most recent leg of its historic journey around the world.

[Full Story: Solar Plane Zooms Over Egypt's Pyramids on Historic Flight]

Gross and beautiful:

Parasitism has independently evolved at least 223 times, leading to millions of parasitic species on Earth.

[Full Story: Parasite Evolution: Here's How Some Animals Became Moochers]

Gorgeous meteor showers:

If Comet Swift-Tuttle smacked into Earth, it would likely be a very bad day for our planet.

[Full Story: What Would Happen If Comet Swift-Tuttle Hit the Earth?]

Too cute!

Mouse lemurs, the world's tiniest — and perhaps cutest — primate, have helped solve a whodunit about who (or what) disrupted the green forests on the island nation of Madagascar.

[Full Story: Adorable Mouse Lemur Helps Solve Madagascar Whodunit]


The turtle's shell may serve as a protective shield nowadays, but ancient turtles actually developed shells for an entirely different reason, a new study finds.

[Full Story: 8-Year-Old's Fossil Discovery Explains Why Turtles Have Shells]

The real final frontier:

A group of wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stones as tools to prepare their favorite meal of cashew nuts for more than 700 years, according to a new study.

[Full Story: Move Over, 'Star Trek' — Hubble Telescope Sees the Real Final Frontier ]

Boozy lemur:

A taste for alcohol may be more widespread in the primate lineage than suspected, and is linked to genetic factors, a new study suggests.

[Full Story: Nectartini? This Little Lemur Has a Taste for Alcohol]

Caribbean cave art:

Hundreds of cave engravings have been identified on Puerto Rico's Mona Island. Some offer a rare glimpse at early encounters between Europeans and indigenous people.

[Full Story: Caribbean Cave Art Illuminates Encounters with Europeans]

Tides tug on faults:

Scientists figured out how the same tides that affect ocean waves also tug on the giant fault in California.

[Full Story: Earth's Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes Along the San Andreas Fault]