The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, March 12-16, 2012

Ondrej Pakan's gorgeous macro shots of insects bedecked with dewdrops are just about the prettiest shots of what are basically just wet bugs we've ever seen. See more here. Ondrej Pakan

It’s a gloomy March day outside, but this week’s image roundup is a particularly cheerful one. Look at that colorful, wet little guy up top! Also this week: Japanese tourists try to drive to an island without the benefit of a bridge or tunnel and get stuck in the mud, a man buys an iPad and is applauded for his initiative, and the phrase “hot defensive bee ball” is accompanied by an image that will haunt us at least until next week. Enjoy the weekend!

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