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.
At a depth of more than 160 feet, corals glow in vibrant yellow, oranges, greens and yellows. This surprising find contradicts the idea that colorful corals typically thrive in shallow waters.
[Full Story: Red Sea's Glowing Corals are Rainbow of Colors]
A recent, first-time photo contest garnered some awe-striking images of weather from around the United States. The Weather in Focus contest invited people — professional and amateur — to submit images of weather including storms, rain drops and clouds.
This stunning photo was snapped when a storm appeared in an instant and the NOAA warns, remember safety first.
An almost two month long study of the Helheim Glacier in Greenland produced some interesting information about glacial movements as related to calving icebergs. While researchers knew about the massive shaking created they didn't understand, until now, that it was caused by water forcing the glacier to retreat, like a spring being loaded and released.
[Full Story: Icy Earthquakes: Warming Planet Shakes Up Glaciers]
Heads or tails?
After more than 40 years of study, an ancient worm is better understood. Newly uncovered fossils examined with top of the line new microscopic techniques helped researchers discover the "smile" of this odd creature who may connect spiders, nematodes and tardigrades, evolutionarily speaking.
[Full Story: 500-Million-Year-Old 'Smiling' Worm Rears Its Head]
Beautiful, glowing nighttime clouds are a relatively new meteorological occurence. Experts think they may be linked to growing greenhouse gases and their affect on the atmosphere but they definitely can be connected to atmospheric conditions around the globe.
[Full Story: Gorgeous Night-Shining Clouds Glow in New Earth Images]
A recent study using fin-mounted cameras to study the movements of sharks in Hawaii revealed suprising infomation to researchers. The cameras reported details indicating the sharks are actually positiviely buoyant but it is unclear why this is the case. More research must be done to find out why this is true and how wide spread it is among deep sea creatures.
[Full Story: Shark-Mounted Cameras Reveal Predators' Deep-Sea Secrets]
Some animals get scientific names that describe them to a t. Such is the case with the Opisthoteuthis adorabilis, a bite-sized octupus with big eyes and a pink body.
Satellites snapped images of damage done by the Lake Fire in California. The blaze has scortched nearly 30 square miles of the San Bernadino National Forest and has burned for over a week.
The Yeti crab:
In a place where few organisms live, one species of the yet crab thrives. At more than 8,000 feet below the surface of the Southern Sea off the coast of Antarctica, these strange creatures live in masses around thermal vents that gush scalding hot water.
[Full Story: 'Yeti' Crab Grows Its Own Food, Lives in Antarctic Spa]