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.

Ewwwwww

Some 511 bloodsucking ticks were removed from this snake.

[Full Story: So Many Ticks Were Feasting on This Unlucky Python, They Looked Like Living Scales]


Forecasting Danger

Here's what's behind the severe winter weather.

[Full Story: The Polar Vortex Is Collapsing — Here's What That Means for Your Winter Weather]


Brains, Brains!!!

A team of neuroscientists have produced a series of amazing, detailed images of fruit fly brains using a brand-new combination of imaging techniques.

[Full Story: Check Out These Amazing Super-Detailed Images of Fruit Fly Brains]


What Goes Around...?

Was the gargantuan asteroid that killed the dinosaurs just business as usual in our neck of the solar system?

[Full Story: Earth May Be in the Middle of a Giant Asteroid Spike, Billion-Year Survey Reveals]


A Tricky Escape

Who will win this lopsided battle?

[Full Story: Small Terrapin Outsmarts Young Lion in Wild Video]


No-Nonsense Illustration

For the first time, an animated model visualized a realistic solar flare.

[Full Story: Stunning Animation of a Solar Flare Captures Its Life from Birth to Death]


Captivating Sight

Its appearance has been likened to a moon, an alien creation, a crop circle and a giant Lazy Susan.

[Full Story: Giant, Spinning Disk of Ice Looks Like Alien Creation. Here's How It Formed.]


Melting Ice, Rising Water

Antarctica is losing ice six times faster than it was four decades ago. That’s not good for our oceans.

[Full Story: Antarctica Is Dumping Hundreds of Gigatons of Ice into the Ocean Right Now]


Visions of the Unknown

China made history earlier this month with the first successful soft landing on the far side of the moon — and now, the mission has sent back an incredible panorama view of its work site.

[Full Story: See Far Side of the Moon in Amazing Panorama from China's Chang'e 4 Lander]


Cautious Celebration

A beleaguered orca population finally has something to celebrate.

[Full Story: Newborn Orca Spotted Off Seattle Coast. Will the Baby Survive Its 1st Year?]