Fascinating images from all parts of science!

Although my job is writing about science — putting it into words — there are times when images can say so much more than words. I am not much of a photographer or graphic artist, so most of these images were provided by other people, who are credited in the captions when I can remember who they were.

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Matt Weaver attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under human power in one hour, in 2004, at the Ontario Speedway. He rode 52.5 miles, 1 mile short of the record. The Speedway workers could not believe there is no motor in there -- only Weaver's legs.

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