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.
Off the west coast of Africa, researchers examine an island with evidence of a mega-tsunami, indicating the area may be unsafe for the people who live there.
[Full Story: Mega Tsunami with 50-Foot Waves Swallowed Ancient Island]
Views on Mars:
Over time humans' idea of the Red Planet has varied greatly: once romanticized to be a lush planet teaming with life then written-off as a dry, bare rock. Now, new findings lead scientists to believe Mars may hold water, which may translate into the basic building blocks of life.
Coming to get you:
Global warming has effects scientists didn't expect like king crabs expanding their territory as far as Antarctica. The move threatens native species and could render them endangered or extinct.
Great historical pieces of treasure have been found in the remains of an ancient shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean off Greece. The Antikythera shipwreck, found in 1900, has been periodically studied over the last century and continues to offer up rich finds.
Cultures either adore or despise the owl, considering them blessings or harbingers of bad news. Currently a group of innovative farmers is partnering with the creatures to protect their crops as well as the enigmatic fowl.
[Full Story: Bad Omen or Wise Advisor? Evocative Owls Star in Photos]
Supermoon lunar eclipse:
After more than 30 years, the first total lunar eclipse of a supermoon delighted skywatchers around the world.
Replacing an eye:
Hurricane Joaquin has been pummeling the Bahamas for several days and the barrage is likely to continue. Satellite images of the storm show it is replacing its eye, which indicates it will likely affect a wider area with its gale force winds.
[Full Story: NASA Satellite Spies Hurricane Joaquin Replacing an Eye]
Recent research indicates Mars has flowing water. While researchers admit the liquid likely contains dangerous chlorine-based salts, this new evidence raises the odds that life exists on the Red Planet.
[Full Story: Why Is Water So Essential for Life?]
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned some puzzling images of Ceres. The dwarf planet has a large crater with unexplained luminescent spots in the images.
Known for their expertise in color-changing, chameleons should also be admired for their tree-climbing abilities. A recent study reveals why: the "two-toed" appendages help the lizard hang on more tightly than its counterparts.
[Full Story: Why Some Chameleons Are Expert Tree Climbers]