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Fake Science Wildlife & Nature Videos | Clips | Photos | Programmes - itvWILD Go with the Flow! Go with the Flow! Relax and go with the flow, Dude. "Go with the flow" means "Relax! Let the current of life's river carry you along." But, in life, that is not always the best way to get where you want to go. In this game, you "Go with the Flow" only after you have fixed the currents to take you where you want to go. Remember just two rules: Salt makes water heavier, so it sinks.Heat makes water lighter, so it rises. In your "current management" toolbox, you have If you have tasted the ocean, you know it is very salty. Oops, that's not quite right. If the ocean water is warmer than the lake water, the ocean water might not sink. See, it's not simple! And what goes on in the ocean is really complicated. The ocean is salty, but some parts are more salty than others. But the ocean is big. This animation shows an example of the area covered by Arctic sea ice in winter and in summer. For example, every summer, some of the sea ice in the Arctic Ocean (near the North Pole) melts.

::: Cambridge English Online: Learn > Enjoy > Succeed ::: Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History This comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons). The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel. Please note: This tour is provided in Flash and HTML5 / Javascript versions. Please note: The National Fossil Hall is currently closed for renovation. Site Credit: Imagery and coding by Loren Ybarrondo.

12 Must-See Skywatching Events in 2012 | 2012 Skywatching Events Guide & 2012 Venus Transit | Amateur Astronomy | LiveScience This story was updated on Jan. 2. As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing? I've selected what I consider to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year, and list them here in chronological order. Hopefully your local weather will cooperate on most, if not all, of these dates. Jan. 4: Quadrantid meteor shower peaks This meteor shower reaches its peak in the predawn hours of Jan. 4 for eastern North America. From the eastern half of North America, a single observer might count on seeing as many as 50-to-100 "Quads" in a single hour. The first major meteor shower of 2012 takes place on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4. Feb. 20 to March 12: Best evening apparition of Mercury In February and March, the "elusive" innermost planet Mercury moves far enough from the glare of the sun to be readily visible soon after sunset. March 3: Mars arrives at opposition

Moonbase Alpha on Steam About This Game NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway. Key features: Team up with your friends...

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