The Week in Geek, holiday edition

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This made the rounds last week, but what better way to celebrate the holidays than to ponder the beauty of our planet.

How to decorate your Christmas tree to reflect the history of the Universe (I’m totally doing this next year).

Astronomers observe supernova just 11 HOURS after it explodes!

Archive of letters sent to the Hayden Planetarium in 1950 to reserve seats for the first trip to space.

How big is Saturn really? Try this on for scale.

“Where are they now?” for historical aircraft.

You’ve heard of Ecotourism? Now there is EVOtourism where you can see evolution in action.

Bees communicate effectively by headbutting each other.

How would you like to get up close and personal with a family of gorillas? How about THIS close?

Footage from the world’s only sloth orphanage in Costa Rica. Strangely adorable.

We aren’t the only ones who like to play in the snow. Check out this fabulous photo gallery of animals frolicking in the white stuff.

The mathematics of Santa.

Happy Holidays!

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The Week in Geek, holiday edition

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