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.

Shark survey:

A global shark census is underway. What have scientists discovered thus far?

[Full Story: Sharks Near You? Global Survey Reveals Predators' Top Spots]

Insect commandos:

New fossils reveal tiny insects from the Cretaceous period covered in DIY camouflage.

[Full Story: Ancient Insects Carried Corpses of Prey for Camouflage]

Artificial meteor shower:

Someday, stargazers may see pink, green and violet shooting stars streak across the night sky, thanks to a startup company that wants to launch tiny, human-made meteors, according to news sources.

[Full Story: Rainbow-Colored Shooting Stars May Fly Overhead Someday]

Tiny stingers:

A dime-sized jellyfish that can deliver severely painful stings has been detected in New Jersey waters for the first time.

[Full Story: Stinging Jellyfish Come to Jersey, But Beaches Still Safe]

Local rays:

A new study finds that giant manta rays have a much smaller traveling range than expected.

[Full Story: Rays Don't Stray: Giant Mantas Stick Close to Home]

Kalahari lion:

National Geographic, a society widely known for its amazing photos, is presenting 50 of its best shots — including those of wildlife, shipwrecks and aviation — in a new, traveling exhibit.

[Full Story: The Best National Geographic Photos of All Time]

Long exposure:

National Geographic has published innumerable photos taken by its on-assignment photographers the world over. Now, the society is putting 50 of its best shots on display in a traveling exhibit.

[Full Story: Photos: National Geographic's Best Photos]

Hungry beast:

A sleeping giant at the center of a galaxy has awoken: A normally dormant, monster black hole has been found shredding a star that ventured too close to the cosmic beast.

[Full Story: Sleeping Black Hole Awakens to Devour Doomed Star]


The west side of the ancient Egyptian pyramid is slightly longer than the east side, scientists have found.

[Full Story: Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided]