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Yesterday was BUG DAY at The New York Hall of Science(nysci)! Check out the photos here.

Photo 1, 2, 3: Andrew Kelly

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Milosav Druckmüller is, hands down, the greatest eclipse photographer in the world. Fact.

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BBC Knowledge and Learning explains the basics of genetics with style. Watch the whole video below.

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Happy Birthday Dorothy!
Google celebrates Brittish chemist Nobel prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin, credited with the development of protein crystallography.

Happy Birthday Dorothy!

Google celebrates Brittish chemist Nobel prize winner Dorothy Hodgkin, credited with the development of protein crystallography.

Fantastic photo of Alan Friedman and the Science Playground.

CBS goes to the #WorldsFair … and the Hall of Science.  In 1964.

Today’s Google doodle honors Percy Julian, and so does PBS:
pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 11, 1899: Chemist Percy Julian Is Born
On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Julian (today’s Google Doodle) was born. Julian held more than 100 chemical patents, wrote scores of papers on his work, and received dozens of awards and honorary degrees. The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory. Watch NOVA's “Forgotten Genius,” the story of how African American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.
Photo: NOVA

Today’s Google doodle honors Percy Julian, and so does PBS:

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 11, 1899: Chemist Percy Julian Is Born

On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Julian (today’s Google Doodle) was born. Julian held more than 100 chemical patents, wrote scores of papers on his work, and received dozens of awards and honorary degrees.

The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory.

Watch NOVA's “Forgotten Genius,” the story of how African American Percy Julian defied the odds to become a famous chemist.

Photo: NOVA

(Source: video.pbs.org)

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