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This crocodile daddy giving 100 babies a ride puts your carpool to shame
Gharial crocodile dads are pros at ferrying their kids across Indian rivers.
Crisp Hubble snapshot shows powerful new Jupiter storms
They charge forth at 350 miles per hour.
West Coast wildfire smoke is visible from outer space
The wildfires have created columns of smoke as tall as 14,000 miles.
A rare ‘cosmic butterfly’ unfurls its wings in this telescoped image
Dying stars and illuminated gas create this stunning nebula.
Scientists strapped tiny cameras to beetles to get a bug’s-eye view of the world
Feather-light cameras can show us what your backyard looks like from a new perspective.
These ultra-black fish camouflage with the darkness of the deep sea
They can almost vanish—escaping predators and sneaking up on prey.
This ominous image shows the birth of a planet
The spiral arms of gas and dust are signs of a baby planet being born.
This photo confirms that your tongue is basically a microbe party
Microbes live in communities together with their buds, the new image shows.
Meet the highest mouse on Earth
These tiny mountaineers might be the most impressive mammals around.
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like gems
Iridescent color isn’t always for standing out—for some creatures, it’s for blending in.