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.

Lizard mummy:

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.

[Full Story: Cold-Blooded Mummy: How India's Hot Weather Preserved a Reptile]


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.

[Full Story: Even Ugly Animals Can Win Hearts and Dollars for Conservation]


AI artist:

A programmer used artificial intelligence to create images of dinosaurs that were constructed entirely out of flowers.

[Full Story: Blooming Beasts: Dinosaurs Are Coming Up Roses in AI Artwork]


Glimmering life:

Tiny plankton shimmer under a glowing Milky Way.

[Full Story: Shimmering Sea: Why a Beautiful Blue Glow Lit Up the Coast of Wales]


Strange creature:

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.

[Full Story: 200-Million-Year-Old Weird 'Worm' Creature Finally Identified]


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.

[Full Story: Thousands of Decaying Wildebeest Corpses Keep Serengeti Well Fed]


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.

[Full Story: The Mummy Returns: Egyptian Dignitary's Face and Brain Reconstructed]


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.

[Full Story: In Photos: Take a Tour of Grand Teton National Park]


Heavy cover:

A satellite spied fog filling the Strait of Juan de Fuca in western Washington.

[Full Story: Ghostly Satellite Images Show Thick Fog Snaking into Strait of Juan de Fuca]


Sustainable flight:

Construction of a demonstrator craft is expected to begin in 2019, with initial flight tests the following year.

[Full Story: New High-Speed, Sustainable Helicopter Concept Whirls into Air Show]