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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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 incredible photos and the stories behind them.

A Real-life Unicorn

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The puppy appears to have an extra tail on his face, but things are not what they seem.

[Full Story: Does This 'Unicorn Puppy' Really Have an Extra Tail?]

Unfortunate Information

The Dallol hydrothermal pools are harsh environments.

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This alien-like world is filled with hydrothermal pools that are some of the most extreme environments on the planet.

[Full Story: Scientists Find a Spot Where No Life Can Survive. That's Bad News for Alien Hunters.]

Honored Noblewoman

(Image credit: Gert Germeraad/Trelleborgs Museum)

An artist’s reconstruction of an ancient hunter-gatherer woman shows a stern-faced woman wearing a feather cape and sitting upright on a bed of antlers.

[Full Story: Ancient 'Shaman' Woman's Piercing Gaze Brought to Life in Stunning Reconstruction]

Undiscovered Source

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There's something strange about the oxygen in the atmosphere above Mars' Gale Crater.

[Full Story: There's a Mysterious Source of Oxygen in Mars' Atmosphere, and No One Can Explain It]

History Filled In

(Image credit: Masanori Yoshida)

A previously unknown species of primitive bird has a tail feature associated with flight in modern birds.

[Full Story: Dinosaur-Era Bird Preserved in 3D Could Rewrite History of Flight]

Strange Illness

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A man whose iris appeared to glow on an eye exam turned out to have a rare disorder that caused his eye pigment to flake off.

[Full Story: Man's 'Glowing' Iris Was a Sign of Rare Eye Syndrome]

High Waters

(Image credit: Stefano Mazzola/Awakening/Getty)

Five of the 10 worst floods in Venice's history have hit in the last 20 years. "These are the effects of climate change," the city's mayor tweeted.

[Full Story: Venice Suffers Worst Flooding in 50 Years, Mayor Blames Climate Change]

Finding Cousins

(Image credit: Ikumi Kayama (Studio Kayama LLC))

Gigantopithecus, an enormous extinct ape that lived in Asia millions of years ago, was a close relative of the modern orangutan.

[Full Story: Closest Living Relative of Extinct 'Bigfoot' Found]

Time for a Brain Cleaning

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A new video shows the rhythmic sloshing of cerebrospinal fluid in the human brain during sleep. 

[Full Story: Watch Spinal Fluid 'Wash' the Sleeping Brain in Rhythmic, Pulsing Waves]

Mystery Grows

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Scientists reveal more mysteries about the bizarre Tully Monster, an ancient sea creature with stalked eyes that has defied classification.

[Full Story: The Mysterious 'Tully Monster' Just Got More Mysterious]