Throughout 2012, I’ve been posting photos of insects, marine life, bats… OK, mostly bugs.
Sciencemag.org has posted some of its top photos of the year, so here I am sharing them with you, as well at the related articles.
How the Blue-Ringed Octopus Flashes Its Bling. One of the most venomous animals on the planet, the blue-ringed octopus flashes a warning before it bites, releasing toxic saliva through its beak.
Bingo! Ancient Rushing Water on Mars. Curiosity rover finds a textbook example of rocks deposited by lots of flowing water.
Smaller Than a Dime, Frog Is World’s Tiniest Vertebrate. Paedophryne amauensis has taken the top spot as the world’s smallest vertebrate, with an average adult size of 7.7 millimeters in length, less than half the diameter of a U.S. dime.
No Star Left Behind. The celestial wreckage of the brightest supernova in recorded history, which left no star in its wake.
Here’s to better and more fantastic science shots in 2013!