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A Zombie Worm And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus the most beautiful image of Earth, New York City on Venus, and the world's largest (deflated) rubber duck.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>

8 Of The Year's Most Oddly Gorgeous Science Images

A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Is this the era of <i>C. instagram</i>? That's the clever name of a cellphone photo one undergraduate took of a plate crawling with <i>C. elegans</i> (it kind of rhymes). <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> are microscopic worms that …

Limited Editions | Field Notes

To Every Season<p>Four times each year we create a new Quarterly Edition and they tend to sell out pretty quickly. To avoid missing one, and to save …

11 Relics Of Space History That You Can Buy

The first auction since Congress passed a law allowing astronauts to sell their mission souvenirs features the Space Magna Carta, a rocket engine and a lot of signed memorabilia.<p>When astronaut James Lovell put his Apollo 13 Lunar Module Activation Checklist up for auction in Dallas last year, the …

The 6 Best Cars From The 2013 New York International Auto Show

An electric hatchback from Mercedes-Benz, the track-ready, street-legal Jaguar XKR-S GT, and more!<p>At this year's New York International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz debuted its first electric car for the U.S., Cadillac unveiled a rather villainous-looking new CTS, and Jaguar showed up with a completely …

Google Street View Shows Abandoned Fukushima Town

Google worked with the town's mayor to show the world a place that hasn't been able to recover from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.<p>The 21,000 residents of Namie-machi, Japan, haven't been able to return to their hometown since March 2011. The radiation there from the …

The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft in 2011, this image of Mercury shows the tiny, hot planet's many craters, named after writers, …

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

A look back at the man who changed the way people move<p>© Ken Garland, courtesy of London Transport Museum<p>You won't find Harry Beck's face on any coins or postage stamps, but his fingerprints are all over London. Born in 1902, Beck was an English engineering draftsman who sparked a small revolution …

Russian photographers secretly scale Pyramids to capture gorgeous images

High-stakes stunt greeted with awe and anger<p>Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov caused quite a stir this week when he published a set of stunning images captured from atop Egypt's Great Pyramid. The photos, posted to Makhorov's LiveJournal page, provide a rare view of one of the Seven Wonders of …