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The National Zoo welcomed a baby panda into the world in late August. The zoo is currently holding a poll (ends November 22nd) to let the public select the name to give the panda on December 1st. Cast your vote, and learn some Mandarin Chinese at the same time.
Were you too snug in your bed Sunday morning enjoying the “extra hour” of sleep thanks to “daylight savings” to get up and check out the solar eclipse between 6:22 AM and 7:12 AM here on the east coast? The Slooh observatory has a recording of the eclipse along with plenty of explanation. For a [...]
The Leidenfrost effect is a peculiar phenomenon in which an incredibly hot object causes the liquid it is submersed in to boil, but instead of forming lots of bubbles, the vapor forms an insulating layer around the object. This can result in some interesting demonstrations, such as the “second [...]