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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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This cardinal is plumed in feathers that are scarlet on one side and taupe on the other. The unusual plumage pattern is a telltale sign that this bird is a gynandromorph, or half male, half female. Original Image
Credit: Shirley Caldwell

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.

Blended Identity

Male cardinals are red. Females are tan. This one is both at the same time.

[Full Story: This Bird's Body Is Half Male, Half Female. So Is Its Brain.]

A Grand Canyon

It is not the widest nor longest nor deepest canyon in the world, but the Grand Canyon of northern Arizona is certainly one of the most impressive and most visited natural wonders found on the planet

[Full Story: In Photos: Stunning Views of Grand Canyon National Park]

Spilling Its Guts

For the past 150 years, scientists have hotly debated a mysterious creature that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, with the discovery of stunningly detailed fossils in Morocco, paleontologists have finally ID'd the bizarre life-forms.

[Full Story: 480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts]

A Different View on History

The story behind a WWII photo of a kiss between strangers is far less romantic than once thought.

[Full Story: WWII Sailor in Controversial 'The Kiss' Photo Dies at 95]

Hidden in Plain Sight

This cluster of stars has been visible for a long time, but scientists only just now realized they're part of the same cosmic river.

[Full Story: 'River of Stars' Streaming Through the Milky Way Was Hiding in Plain Sight for 1 Billion Years]

Twinkling Parts

The "stars" in this photo aren't what you think.

[Full Story: Marvel at This Glittering 'Galaxy' Inside a Fly's Testicles]

Dangers of the Job

A yo-yo champion experienced dramatic ups and downs for the circulation in his index finger.

[Full Story: What the Heck Happened to This Yo-Yo Champ's Index Finger?]

Tree Huggers

New videos show a rare glimpse of strange, scaly mammals.

[Full Story: Rarely Glimpsed Scaly Pangolins Caught Hugging Trees in the Dark]

Beautiful Falls

The firefall has returned to Yosemite. All hail the firefall.

[Full Story: A Stunning 'Firefall' Flared to Life in Yosemite This Week ]

Found Up North

A tiny Cretaceous mammal lived among the northernmost dinosaurs on Earth.

[Full Story: Tiny Dino-Era 'Night Mouse' Found Above Arctic Circle]

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