A mosaic image of Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, made from 2,070 polo shirts in 24 colors, is displayed in a lobby in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.
The eyes of a Tyrannosaurus rex replica named Kokoro is pictured during a media preview of the "Playing with Dinosaurs" exhibition at the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei December 7, 2009.
The site of the world's first nuclear detonation, code named 'Trinity,' is seen 0.016 seconds after the explosion on July 16, 1945. The effort to build a bomb during World War II, called the Manhattan Project, led by physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was begun in 1941.
A competitor jumps down a dune on April 5, during the second stage of the 25rd edition of the gruelling 150-mile Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands), nearly 200 miles south of Ouarzazate in Morocco. The race includes a full marathon on one day, a 55-mile stage, as well as others of varying length and terrain during seven days. Competitors must carry all their equipment on their backs. Only a carefully rationed nine liters of water and open-sided local tents are provided daily by the organisers. Over a thousand competitors come from 43 countries, aged 16 to 73.
A string of attacks by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in and around Mali has hurt the tourism mecca of Timbuktu. The popular Mali Festival au Desert was moved closer to the city yesterday for safety.
On a trek across the desert, a Tuareg tribesman proves refreshingly resourceful.
A college class, funded by a NASA Space Grant Consortium, contemplates what to say to E.T.