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/​a​x​i​o​s​c​ope 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.)