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.
Earthquakes that shook Southern California in July set a nearby fault in motion.
Stretch potential measured
A complex network of skull bones, ligaments and muscles allows a snake to swallow prey with bodies much larger than the sinuous predator's own head.
[Full Story: What's The Biggest Animal That a Snake Can Swallow?]
Understanding the importance
The cryosphere is critical to Earth and its inhabitants, but it is vanishing as the planet warms.
[Full Story: What Is the Cryosphere?]
Preparing for the worst
Japan imported Ebola and other lethal viruses to prepare diagnostic test kits for the 2020 Olympics.
An elephant's seemingly final act after it was attacked by a crocodile was to collapse on top of the reptile, crushing the would-be predator.
Trilobites fossilized in Morocco seem to have been buried by a storm as they marched in an orderly queue.
Unique cosmic structures
There are galaxies shaped like jellyfish, galaxies that consume other galaxies, and galaxies that seem to lack the dark matter that pervades the rest of the universe. Here are the strangest galaxies in the universe.
[Full Story: The 15 Weirdest Galaxies in Our Universe]
In the early 20th century, sailors near Alaska reported seeing black bubbles seeming to boil out from the sea. They weren't wrong.
Good news for scientists. Bad news for any asteroid dwellers.
Reanimating the past
A virtual dive of a 17th-century shipwreck explores the remains of a ship used by the Dutch to secretly trade with Iceland.