The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, May 28-June 1, 2012

This rat may be running a little oddly, but remember what happened to it--this rat was previously paralyzed, and a combination of drugs actually enabled it to walk again. Read more about it here, and don't forget to check out American Photo Mag for more amazing photojournalism like this. EPFL/Grégoire Courtine via Reuters

It’s been a shortened workweek for us here in the U.S., but there’s been no shortage of amazing science and tech imagery–from a rat that regained the power of movement to shoes made from custom-bred, genetically engineered stingrays to a gorgeous shot of the Pinwheel Galaxy. More in the gallery!

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