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.


A "snorkeling" walrus has achieved its 15 minutes of fame after a photo of the flippered behemoth was tweeted along with this oddly charming wildlife fact: "Good morning, walruses sometimes hook their teeth on the ice and relax."

[Full Story: Chillaxing? 'Snorkeling' Walrus Charms Twitter]

World a'flood

Greenland's lakes are vanishing, and a chain of cracking ice is to blame.

[Full Story: Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World]


Python moms care for their babies, even though it wears them down.

[Full Story: Pythons Are Cold-Blooded Killers But At Least They're Not Negligent Mothers]

Sea monster fossils:

The discovery of not just one, but 15 fossilized brains from a 520-million-year-old marine predator is helping scientists understand how ancient brains evolved into the complex command centers they are today.

[Full Story: Fossilized Brains of Ancient 'Sea Monster' Discovered in Greenland]

Solar storm a'comin':

A minor solar storm will reach Earth Wednesday (March 14) and could supercharge the planet's auroras, making them visible from the northernmost parts of the U.S., space weather officials say.

[Full Story: Solar Storm to Amp Up Earth's Northern Lights Wednesday ]

Saving spiders:

A giant, hairy tarantula that was clinging for dear life to a branch with all eight of its legs is now in a much safer - and somewhat drier - spot, thanks to two spider lovers who rescued it from a flooded street in Queensland, Australia.

[Full Story: Faced with Drowning, This Giant Tarantula Goes Out on a Limb]

Attacking an invasive species:

A team of scientists in Florida are on a three-month, $63,000 iguana-bashing spree.

[Full Story: Florida Scientists Are Running Around at Night Bashing in Iguanas' Skulls]

Insights on the brain:

You can interpret the image as either one of these animals or the other, but not both at the same time.

[Full Story: What This Optical Illusion Reveals About the Human Brain]

Finding a solution

This robot goes to MIT and just set a world Rubik's Cube speed record. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud.

[Full Story: Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 Seconds]

Gut bugs all around:

It's a Russian nesting doll of sorts: Parasitic bugs that live in the human gut have their own set of gut bugs inside their intestines.

[Full Story: These Gut Bugs Need Their Own Gut Bugs]