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.

Pyramid shadow

The shadow's pointy tip is a matter of perspective.

[Full Story: Volcano's Shadow Forms an Eerie, Perfect Triangle]


Surprising meals

These carnivorous Canadian plants don't just eat bugs — they eat vertebrates, too.

[Full Story: The Carnivorous Plant Named 'Turtle Socks' Has Been Eating Baby Salamanders for Lunch]


Invisible and strong forces

The monster black hole at the center of the Milky Way is eerily quiet, and now astronomers think they know why.

[Full Story: Is This Invisible Magnetic Field Smothering Our Nearest Supermassive Black Hole?]


Accelerated reactions

It's all happening way faster than anyone expected.

[Full Story: Arctic Permafrost Is Going Through a Rapid Meltdown — 70 Years Early]


Our very own

This cool cloud dances around the giant cosmic beast.

[Full Story: Scientists Take First-Ever Image of a Faint Swirling Ring of Hydrogen Around Our Galaxy's Black Hole]


Martian minerals

This is one of the most tangible pieces of evidence yet for the idea that explosive volcanism was more common on early Mars.

[Full Story: This Strange Rock Formed on Mars Billions of Years Ago, Possibly from an Explosive Eruption]


Expanding poisonous beauty

Tourists from all over China come to view the toxic twinkling seascape.

[Full Story: Glowing 'Blue Tears' in China's Seas Are Incredibly Toxic — And They’re Growing]


Impending dangers

A powerful superflare could disrupt electronics across the globe, causing widespread blackouts.

[Full Story: Sun Could Unleash a 'Superflare' Hundreds of Thousands of Times More Powerful Than Any Known Flare]


Decades-long mystery solved

The bizarre holes have been popping up sporadically in the sea ice since the 1970s.

[Full Story: Mysterious, Gaping Holes in Antarctic Ice Explained]


Mystery on the moon

There's a gargantuan secret buried under the largest crater in the solar system, and it weighs more than Hawaii.

[Full Story: An 'Anomaly' the Size of Hawaii Is Buried Beneath the Moon's Biggest Crater]


The next phase

The now five-time mama is done having babies.

[Full Story: Done with Babies: April the Internet-Famous Giraffe Is Starting Birth Control]