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.

Ocean Balloon

Explorers captured a video of this gelatinous creature in a recent dive to the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean.

[Full Story: A Living 'Balloon on a String' Discovered in the Deepest Part of the Indian Ocean ]


History Lost

Today's inferno is not the first time that the Notre Dame Cathedral has been in dire straits.

[Full Story: Revolution, Napoleon and Now Fire: What Paris' Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Has Endured]


Cali's Beauty

A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert..

[Full Story: Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air]


Collection Spots

There's more nuclear fallout trapped in the world's glaciers than anywhere besides disaster sites like Chernobyl, new research finds.

[Full Story: The World's Glaciers Are Sponging Up Loads of Nuclear Fallout, But You Shouldn't Worry — Yet]


Bright Private Parts

Many species of the leggy critters glow under UV light.

[Full Story: Millipede Genitals Glow Different Colors (But Scientists Can't Explain Why)]


Quivering Area

Scientists discover 1.8 million previously undetected earthquakes in the Golden State.

[Full Story: Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes]


Canine Snapshot

The re-created, three-dimensional face of a dog that lived 4,500 years ago in Scotland is so realistic, you almost want to reach out and pet its thick fur.

[Full Story: Here's What Scotland's Dogs Looked Like 4,500 Years Ago]


Ominous Signs

Seven dead gray whales have washed up on Northern California beaches in less than two months, and that has researchers concerned.

[Full Story: Why Are So Many Gray Whales Washing Up Dead on California's Coast? ]


Taking the Spotlight

Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013.

[Full Story: There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole]


The Start

Researchers just found evidence of the universe's very first molecule swirling around a dead star in a distant nebula.

[Full Story: Universe’s First Molecule Detected in Space for the First Time Ever]