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.
The coconut crab has the strongest pinch per body weight of any animal but the alligator.
[Full Story: Coconut Crab's Pinch Is Strongest in the World]
South American spider males are the only known solitary spider to engage in paternal care.
[Full Story: Doting Daddy Spiders Do the Housekeeping]
A python with an appetite:
A Burmese python in the Everglades with a penchant for venison gulped down three whole deer — one doe and two fawns — before wildlife officials captured and euthanized it, a new study reveals.
[Full Story: Ravenous 14-Foot Python Caught with 3 Deer in Its Gut]
Lots of poop:
A Burmese python treated the Florida Everglades like an all-you-can-eat buffet after it ate three deer in a mere three months, a new study finds.
[Full Story: Photos: This Python Chowed Down on 3 Deer]
Circle of life:
The life cycle of stars comes full circle in a new photo taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA), which may reveal new clues for studying star evolution.
[Full Story: Stellar 'Circle of Life' Captured in New NASA Photo]
Scientists investigate icy lakes to track the growth of certain types of algae and zooplankton that thrive during the cold season, blooming under the lake's icy cover.
[Full Story: In Photos: Frozen Lakes in Winter]
Though "no absolute certainty exists," some mummified leg fragments probably belonged to one of Egypt's most famous queens.
[Full Story: Mystery Mummy Legs Belonged to Egyptian Queen Nefertari]
An Antarctic mountain with a unique, pyramid-like shape is suddenly internet-famous, with theorists contemplating its origin. Some are wondering whether an ancient civilization created it, and others are speculating about the involvement of aliens.
[Full Story: New Pyramid in Antarctica? Not Quite, Say Geologists]
Shrinking Utah Lake:
This month, the lake reached its lowest recorded level.
[Full Story: Utah's Great Salt Lake Is Shrinking]
Everything scientists know about these bees' mating behaviors is based on anecdotal observations.
Talk about intimate communication. Researchers have found that ants pass along chemical signals with their nest mates by sharing saliva.
[Full Story: For Ants, a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss…It's Communication]