Ever notice the wavy heat haze over a road on a hot summer day, or coming out of an exhaust pipe? That’s a result of light passing through the warm air differently than the cooler around it, called refraction. Although we don’t usually notice this phenomenon unless there’s a large temperature [...]
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 [...]