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.

Rain frog:

The species was discovered during an expedition to study a similar rainfrog.

[Full Story: New Striped Rain-Frog Species Discovered in Ecuador’s Cloud Forests]

Plastic plankton:

A new book publishing in May will reveal the extent of plastic pollution in the ocean in stunning photographic images of ethereal plastic "plankton."

[Full Story: Mysterious 'Plastic Plankton' Art Exhibit Reveals Extent of Ocean Pollution]

Hippie monkeys:

With one monkey species all but wiped out by yellow fever, what will happen to its hug-loving competitor?

[Full Story: Hippie Monkeys Rebound as Yellow Fever Wipes Out a Competitor]


The bizarre roll cloud and the beautiful asperitas cloud are among the additions to the latest International Cloud Atlas.

[Full Story: Cloud Atlas Now Online: See All the Bizarre Formations Around the World]

Etna from space:

One of the world's most active volcanoes lights up the night in a spectacular new astronaut photo.

[Full Story: Astronaut in Space Sees Mount Etna Volcano Eruption (Photo)]

Magnetic portrait:

Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

[Full Story: Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme Detail]

Ice Age remnant:

Humans are in the process of changing the planet in a way that hasn't happened in 2.6 million years.

[Full Story: Climate Change Is on Pace to Kill an Ice Age Remnant]

Extinct Martian volcano:

Around the same time that the dinosaurs became extinct on Earth, a volcano on Mars went dormant, NASA researchers have learned.

[Full Story: Mars Volcano Died at Same Time As Dinosaurs]

A giant chicken:

A viral video of a "giant" chicken prompted speculation about whether it was real.

[Full Story: Fowl Play? Nope, Giant Chicken in Viral Video Is Real]

Darling dragonfly:

Don't think too hard about this on your next picnic, but yes, bugs poop.

[Full Story: Do Bugs Poop?]