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Weekly Webcrawl: March 14, 2014

A polarized light microscope image of blueschist rock from the Aosta Valley, Italy. The rock is made of glaucophane, epidote, phengte. www.zeiss.com/axioscope Courtesy of Bernardo Cesare, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Universita' di Padova. Photo by ZEISS Microscopy via Flickr.

A polarized light microscope image of blueschist rock from the Aosta Valley, Italy. The rock is made of glaucophane, epidote, phengte. www.zeiss.com/axioscope Courtesy of Bernardo Cesare, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Universita’ di Padova. Photo by ZEISS Microscopy via Flickr.

A pelican’s first flight, caught on GoPro.

Five second rule, confirmed.

I knew it! No matter how hard I practiced, I was never going to be a master pianist.

Is there a giant ocean hidden deep beneath the earth’s crust?

And, just because I love you, here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Colbert Report promoting his  new television series, “Cosmos,” a remake of the original starring Carl Sagan:

Part II first becuase it’s the best

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and if you still need more, here’s part I

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PS. Happy birthday Einstein!!! (And happy Pi Day, too, if you’re into that sort of thing, which most of the die-hard math geeks I know aren’t and continually tell me that since the digits in pi go on forever, you can never really pinpoint the exact pi-moment. My husband (a math geek) says that July 22 is a better option, at least if you’re in Europe, because 22/7 is the fraction that most closely approximates pi, but even then it’s not perfect…so, just eat your pie and get on with it.)