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.

Alternative Defenses

Does the idea of a spider using its web to catapult itself at high speeds give you the willies? Then be forewarned: the triangle weaver spider (Hyptiotes cavatus) does just that.

[Full Story: This Crafty Spider Doesn't Have Venom...But It Does Have a 'Slingshot']


Far Side Secrets

China's lunar rover may have found pieces of the moon's elusive mantle.

[Full Story: China's Moon Lander Just Revealed a Secret on the Far Side of the Moon]


Space Attack

We can't see it. It might not be made of normal matter. Our telescopes haven't directly detected it at all. But it sure seems like it's out there.

[Full Story: Something Strange Punched a Hole in the Milky Way. But What Exactly Is It?]


More Dangers of Climate Change

When the oceans lose oxygen, squids lose their vision.

[Full Story: Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean]


Predictable Evolution?

A type of flightless bird evolved on an atoll or ring-shaped coral reef in the Seychelles — twice.

[Full Story: This Bird Evolved into Existence Twice — Thousands of Years Apart]


Lunar Quakes

Tectonic activity shapes the moon from the inside out.

[Full Story: The Moon Is Shrinking and That's Causing Moonquakes]


Cosmic Awareness

If humans mine one-eighth of the solar system's extraterrestrial resources, we could be doomed.

[Full Story: Space Mining Could Ruin Our Solar System If We Don't Establish Protected Places Now, Researchers Warn ]


Leaky Atmosphere

Why is Mars so dry? A new paper might have the explanation.

[Full Story: A Giant Hole in the Martian Atmosphere Is Venting All Its Water into Space]


Unwanted Invader

An itchy feeling had an eight-legged source.

[Full Story: Spider Spins Web in Man's Ear (Cue the Nightmares)]


Scary Fiend

A crocodile-like beast the length of a Volkswagen Beetle terrorized prey in the late Triassic oceans about 210 million years ago, a new study finds.

[Full Story: Car-Size 'Sea Monster' Terrorized Triassic Oceans]