WIRED: "Many of our readers' favorite Wired Science posts each year are image galleries. These collections of visually interesting subjects are a great way for us to put the news in a broader context, or to get away from the daily news cycle and explore topics we find intriguing in a different way.
Usually these stories are driven by the images, but sometimes the images are there to add another dimension to the story. Either way, we love putting them together, and our readers apparently love to read them. To help you get the new year started with a great procrastination opportunity, we've collected our most popular galleries of 2011."