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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Science of Christmas

Santa's been here and gone already (due to time zone issues), much to the delight of the children in this household. It's not a holiday here though, so my kids are truant as I've kept them home, and their father is off to work, meaning that the gifts under the tree (other than Santa's) are still wrapped and will remain so till my husband gets home.

In the meantime, I'm listening to astrophysicist Neil De Grasse Tyson explain to NPR's David Greene the science behind Rudolph's red nose (couldn't have been blue, it turns out), speculate about whether or not St. Nick uses atmospheric separators, and discuss how Santa travels through wormholes to enter homes without chimneys and to visit all households in such a short time.

Plus more scientific Christmas explanations.



Peter Raposo said...

Nice post. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, Peter!