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.
The glob was an enormous lion's mane jellyfish.
Scientists observed the first-ever evidence of praying mantises hunting fish.
Wooing the Ladies:
Mating time offers Japanese pufferfish a chance to demonstrate their artistic side.
The ocean seems to disappear into Oregon's rocky coastline.
A Confusing Time:
Want to see a photo of a bee parasitized by dozens of beetle larvae? Wait, where are you going?
Traces Lend a Clue:
Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal.
A Special Talent:
The basking shark — known for its languid, filter-feeding lifestyle — has an Olympic-worthy secret: It can hurl its body out of the water just as fast and as high as its predatory cousin, the great white shark, a new study finds.
[Full Story: World's 2nd-Largest Shark Has an Olympic-Worthy Secret]
Don't worry; it's for mating.
A Sight to See:
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile has a busy observation schedule, but sometimes cloudy or moonlit skies mean a temporary halt to scientific measurements. Then, it grabs images like this.
Worse than Melting Ground:
As temperatures rise in the Arctic, icy permafrost isn't the only thing that's melting.