All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Doodle’

Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google

While we’ve still got a while to go here in the U.S., it’s already Halloween some parts of the world, and Google is showing a variety of doodles as opposed to one static image as usual. If you navigate over to Google.com.au, you can check out the different designs. They’re all animated from the looks of it. Just keep refreshing …

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Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and developing the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He went to New York University School of Medicine, where he is said …

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First Day Of Autumn Celebrated With Google Doodle

The first day of autumn is being celebrated by fans of the season and Google alike. The search engine is displaying an animated doodle in honor of the occasion. In the animation, we see a guy turn the gay leaves of the Google trees into beautiful autumn colors before they fall to the ground. The company’s name is made out …

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Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian nobility. Both of his parents died when he was very young, and he spent his childhood in the care of …

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Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and became the first to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). She also won both Wimbledon and the U.S. …

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John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram

The Venn diagram, also known as a set diagram, is one of the the most basic and easily understood methods for depicting logical relationships between sets of data. By a young age, most children are able to compare and contrast sets of objects using a Venn diagram – and it remains one of the most recognizable constructions around. For this …

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Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship

If you visit Google’s homepage in the U.S. today, you’ll see a very interesting doodle. That’s the winner for 2014’s Doodle 4 Google competition (the 7th such event). This pleasant doodle comes from 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York. Google asked kids K-12 to tell it what they would invent to help make the world a better place. Over 100,000 …

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Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a huge part in the ban of harmful pesticides like DDT, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. …

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Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google is honoring her with a Doodle on their homepage. Today is the 215th anniversary of Anning’s birth in Lyme Regis, …

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Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed it) playable Doodle on its homepage. Hungarian inventor and architecture professor Ernő Rubik invented his now-famous puzzle in 1974, but …

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Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a Nobel Prize for a science subject. She won for solving the structures of biological molecules using X-ray crystallography, for which …

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Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle

Google has an interesting doodle up for Earth Day. It’s animated, and it shows several different animals as you click. You can click the search icon to learn more about each one. The Rufous Hummingbird appears first. Here’s a closer look at one of those: You have to wonder if the hummingbird’s top billing is a nod to Google’s Hummingbird …

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