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.

Welcome to Life

A mesmerizing 6-minute time lapse shows a single cell dividing seemingly endlessly until what was once a yellow blob has become a wriggling, darting salamander tadpole.

[Full Story: Yellow, Blob-Like Cell Transforms into Wriggling Salamander in Surreal Time-Lapse Video]


Wildlife's Best

Threatened reindeer herds literally run circles around their predators.

[Full Story: Reindeer Cyclones Are Real, and You Definitely Don't Want to Get Caught in One]


Avoiding Dangers

The wreck may be lying on the seafloor near the Larsen C Ice Shelf.

[Full Story: Search for Shackleton's Antarctic Shipwreck Turns Back to Avoid Deadly Ice Trap]


AI's Creative Missteps

When neural networks attempted to create images of cats, the results were cat-astrophic.

[Full Story: AI Sucks at Making Adorable Cat Photos, Clearly Misses the Entire Point of the Internet]


Great Dads

These penguin dads are basically walking hot-water bottles.

[Full Story: How Do Emperor Penguin Dads Stop Their Eggs From Freezing?]


Awesome Animals

Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.

[Full Story: In Photos: The Emperor Penguin's Beautiful and Extreme Breeding Season]


Strange Fishes

With tentacle-covered snouts, claw-like spines that protrude from their heads and bodies covered in armor, these newfound catfish look more myth than reality.

[Full Story: These Newfound Catfish Species Are Either the Ugliest Fish Ever or Super Adorable]


Unexpected Accessory

A new species of tarantula has something in common with the mythical unicorn — a prominent "horn."

[Full Story: 'Unicorn' Tarantula Wears a Weird Horn on Its Back]


Old Arachnids

Paleontologists working in South Korea found ancient spider fossils with mirrors in their eyes.

[Full Story: These Ancient Spider Fossils Still Have Silvery, Shimmering Eyes]


Quantum Reptile

Scientists couldn't find the pattern in these strange clouds of quantum fireworks. So they enlisted a computer, and it noticed a hidden turtle.

[Full Story: A Computer Spotted a Turtle Hiding Out in a Cloud of 'Quantum Fireworks']