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.
Chameleon Mummified Alive by the Tropical Sun pic.twitter.com/BRPieQtHyl— Romina Jakki (@ThursthylpSumpl) June 21, 2017
A thirsty chameleon that perished during its desperate search for water may no longer be of this world, but its mummy — naturally preserved by India's hot, tropical climate — has intrigued people the world over. That includes those who think it's a hoax.
All lives matter:
Must the money raised to save wildlife always aid the most popular animals? New research suggests that marketing can persuade donors that northern hairy-nosed wombat lives matter too.
A programmer used artificial intelligence to create images of dinosaurs that were constructed entirely out of flowers.
Tiny plankton shimmer under a glowing Milky Way.
A new fossil discovery links a bizarre modern amphibian to bizarre ancient amphibians with toilet-seat heads — and rescues a group of weird Triassic animals from their previous status as an evolutionary dead end.
Feeding the grasslands:
Every year, thousands of wildebeests drown while trying to cross the Mara River in eastern Africa, but there is a silver lining to their deaths: The wildebeest remains provide essential nutrients to wild animals throughout the Serengeti food web.
Return of the mummy:
An international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique "packing" embalming treatment.
Nature's stunning beauty:
The Teton Mountain Range is one of the most dazzling, awe-inspiring natural places still found on the North American continent. Check out these incredible photos of Grand Teton National Park.
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A satellite spied fog filling the Strait of Juan de Fuca in western Washington.
Construction of a demonstrator craft is expected to begin in 2019, with initial flight tests the following year.