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.

Tiny spectacles

A beetle eye surrounded by glittery scales took the top prize in Nikon's annual microphotography challenge.

[Full Story: Spangled Beetle Eye and Retinal 'Fireworks' Dazzle in Nikon Photo Contest]


Minuscule awesomness:

See the spectacular closeup views of very tiny things, in the winning images of the 2018 Nikon Small World microphotography contest.

[Full Story: Photos: Peer at Glittering Insect Eyes and Glowing Spider Babies in Prizewinning Photos]


Nature's strange ways:

A NASA photograph revealed an extremely weird-looking iceberg. A NASA scientist explained why.

[Full Story: What the Heck Is the Deal with This Weird, Square Iceberg?]


Animal love:

Two male penguins are raising an egg together in Sydney's Sea Life Aquarium.

[Full Story: Meet Sphen and Magic, the Same-Sex Penguin Couple Raising an Egg in Captivity]


Evolution at its finest:

Ancient sea monsters inadvertently swallowed mouthfuls of seawater whenever they gulped down prey, but they had a stealthy trick to get rid of all that unwanted salt in their systems.

[Full Story: Ancient Sea Monsters Swallowed a Lot of Salty Water. This Is How They Got Rid of It.]


Dangers of advanced tech:

A drone crashed into an airplane. The results were seriously scary.

[Full Story: When a Drone Crashes into an Airplane, Everyone Has a Bad Time]


Strong and pretty

The powerful bighorn sheep are icons of the American West. They are known for their epic rutting battles and being able to climb steep cliffs with the smallest of ledges. Here's a look at why they are so revered. [Full Story: Photos: The Power and Beauty of North America's Bighorn Sheep]


Nature's song:

The Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica has a haunting voice.

[Full Story: Shhh … The Ice in Antarctica Is 'Singing']


Cats and Whales:

Fifteen of 34 dead beluga whales tested positive for a potentially lethal cat-poop parasite.

[Full Story: A Parasite Spread by Cat Poop Is Infecting (and Probably Killing) Whales in Canada]


Solving the mystery:

Each night, the glacier made noises loud enough to keep a team of scientists camping on its surface awake. They figured out why.

[Full Story: Why Does This Glacier Near Everest Make Loud Booming Sounds at Night?]