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.

Surprise!

Sometimes, a little curiosity about fossils can go a long way.

[Full Story: Brothers Unexpectedly Discover Fossil of Japan's Oldest Water Bird]


Loss of a rare animal:

A rare zebra with tan stripes died on Sunday (Aug. 6) at a private sanctuary for exotic animals in Kona, Hawaii.

[Full Story: Rare Tan-and-White Striped Zebra Dies at Hawaiian Ranch]


A missing link?

The most complete extinct-ape skull ever found reveals what the last common ancestor of all living apes and humans might have looked like, according to a new study.

[Full Story: Here's What the Last Common Ancestor of Apes and Humans Looked Like]


Strange worm:

Water buffaloes wallowing in the wetlands of northern Turkey are carrying some unlikely passengers on their backs — tiny frogs.

[Full Story: Why Are These Water Buffaloes Covered with Tiny Frogs?]


Gliding dinos:

During the dinosaur age, two types of furry, long-limbed and long-fingered creatures flew through the air, using their squirrel-like skin to glide from tree to tree, according to two new studies.

[Full Story: First 'Winged' Mammals Lived Alongside Dinosaurs 160 Million Years Ago]


A big'un:

About 100 million years ago, when flowering plants had diversified into an array of blossoms, the largest known land animal — a massive, long-necked titanosaur — stomped around, searching for plants it could eat to fuel its enormous body.

[Full Story: Ginormous, 70-Ton Titanosaur Is the Largest Dinosaur on Record]


Wildfires where?

Today marks day 10 since the blaze was first detected by instruments aboard NASA satellites.

[Full Story: Rare Wildfires Burning in Greenland Seen from Space]


Where to watch:

On Aug. 21, 2017, a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event will give Earthlings across the United States a dazzling sight (through protective eye gear, of course). Check out where the path of totality will be.

[Full Story: NASA's Total Solar Eclipse Maps Show Best Viewing Spots (Photos)]


Slime piles:

A virus that causes its host, an ill-fated caterpillar, to climb to the top of a tree before being rendered into a pile of goop may have been spotted doing its slimy work in England last month.

[Full Story: Caterpillars Turned into Piles of Goop in England]


What's the Sun up to?

With the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 only a few weeks away, astronomers have revealed what skywatchers can expect to see as the sun disappears behind the moon.

[Full Story: This Is What the Sun's Outer Atmosphere Will Look Like During the Solar Eclipse]