Colorful Lizards, Angry Gods and Simple Beauty
The tiny lizard, only 3 inches from snout to tail, typically lives most of its life underground.
[Full Story: Tiny, Shiny Lizard Discovered in Asian Forest]
Simple. Astounding. Beautiful.
[Full Story: Snow Artist Photographs Flakes Up Close]
The Anger of a Hawaiian God
[Full Story and Videos: 'Pele's Braids' Seen in Lava on Hawaiian Volcano]
[Full Story: New Colorful Lizard Surprises Scientists in Andes ]
Farewell for Now
[Full Story: Last Plane Leaves South Pole for the Winter]
Snow covered the tops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, two of the five volcanoes that form Hawaii, as seen in photos from the U.S. Geological Survey.
[Full Story: Where Is It Snowing This Winter? Hawaii]
Northern Lights Study
The two-stage suborbital rocket blasted off from the Poker Flat Research Range just north of Fairbanks, Ala., and reached a height of about 217 miles (349 kilometers) as part of a NASA-funded study into how the northern lights can affect signals from global positioning system (GPS) satellites and other spacecraft.
[Full Story: Rocket Launches Into Dazzling Northern Lights Show]
Rugged. Traditional. Beautiful.
[Images: Morocco's Rugged Beauty]