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.

Smoke-breathing elephant?

An elephant in India seems to have a smoking habit. Sort of.

[Full Story: What's Up with This 'Smoke-Breathing' Elephant?]

Live specimen

In the deep North Atlantic, a small but ghastly-looking anglerfish floats in the inky-black water, eerily lit by her wispy, glowing fishing lure and the specks of light illuminating her long fin rays.

[Full Story: This Mysterious Deep-Sea Creature Has Never Been Seen Alive Before. Until Now.]

Strange skeleton:

Scientists have decoded a genetic explanation for an "alien" skeleton.

[Full Story: No, It's Not an Alien — Here's What That Tiny, Pointy-Headed Skeleton Really Is]

Beauty beneath the ice:

It looks like a stereotypical hallucination of a whale floating beneath puffy clouds.

[Full Story: Dream-Like Video Captures Minke Whale Gliding Beneath Antarctic Ice]

Following the clues

The man had a mysterious infection in his brain, but tests for dozens of viruses and bacterial infections came back negative.

[Full Story: A Mysterious Infection Killed This Man. Here's How Doctors Finally Found the Cause]

Epic loss:

Over the last 24 hours, Sudan's health declined to the point where he was suffering a great deal and unable to walk.

[Full Story: Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino, Has Died]

Dangerous new trend:

An "acupuncture" session using live bees had a lethal ending.

[Full Story: Live Bee Sting 'Acupuncture' Triggers Lethal Allergic Reaction]

Animal feet:

Whether they're used as digging tools, grasping suckers or killing machines, animal feet can be downright bizarre.

[Full Story: 12 Extremely Strange Animal Feet]

Big and dead

There might be a massive, dead star out there that bends the stuff of raw vacuum and prevents itself from collapsing into a black hole.

[Full Story: 'Virtual Particles' Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead Stars]

Strange lab:

For one lab, the key to filling in the fossil record is in watching eels, worms and hagfish rot.

[Full Story: Why This Lab Reeks of Animal Flesh and Contains a Suitcase Full of Slime]