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Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which is where the meteors get their name. Google appropriately lends its doodle some animation and all around cool visuals: The …

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Doctor Who Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Today (Saturday, November 23rd, 2013) marks the 50th anniversary of the long-time-running British science fiction series Doctor Who. This day also marks when the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and its affiliates aired the 50th-anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” around the world. To commemorate this wonderful milestone in science fiction history, Google presents a “Google Doodle” to its users …

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Like Google’s Doodles? Watch This Hangout With The Doodlers

The hangout features some Google doodlers, including Ryan Germick, who leads the Google Doodles team, as well as a judge from Doodle for Google contest, a member of Google Education team, and some Google-certified educators. Google is running a popular doodle today for Valentine’s Day. It also happens to honor the birthday of George Ferris, the creator of the Ferris …

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Star Trek: The Original Series Google Doodle Celebrates Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary

With all of the Google Doodles released during the London 2012 Olympics, the normal Google header on the Google homepage has seemed a little stale. Fortunately, that banality makes new Google Doodles even more exciting when they appear. Today, Google is celebrating the 46th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series with a point-and-click adventure game doodle. The game depicts …

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London 2012 Soccer Google Doodle is a PK Simulator

Google has unleashed yet another time-wasting Olympic Google doodle upon web browsers everywhere. While Google has created a different Google doodle for each day of the London 2012 Olympics, the past few days have featured an easy to learn, yet difficult to master mini-game based on an Olympic sport. Yesterday’s doodle saw players navigating rapids in a slalom canoe. Today’s …

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Doodle 4 Google Winning Doodle Hits Google’s Homepage

Google 4 Doodle, Google’s doodle contest aimed at students grades K-12, has received a winner: 2nd grader Dylan Hoffman from Racine, Wisconsin. The doodle, entitled, “Pirate Times,” was Hoffman’s response to Google’s concept of: “If I could travel in time I’d visit…”. Hoffman gets a $30,000 college scholarship and a Chromebook. His school gets a $50,000 technology grant. His doodle, …

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St. Patrick’s Day Google Doodle And The Google St. Patty’s Day Vibe

Today, Saturday, March 17, 2012, is St. Patrick’s Day, and Google has a doodle, of course (pictured above). As they often do, Google’s doodle appeared in other parts of the world (like Australia) before making its way here to the U.S. As a colleague pointed out, the doodle focuses more on art than on drinking, which has become the true …

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“World Record For Largest Observed Snowflake” Google Doodle Puzzles The Web

Yesterday, Google ran an interesting, animated doodle for its logo, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the world record for largest observed snowflake. As I asked, in my article about it, where does Google come up with this stuff? A lot of others were wondering the same thing. For example, here are a couple of the comments we got: “So how …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Honored With Google Doodle

As you may know, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Google is celebrating with a doodle. The doodle was created by artist Faith Ringgold. Here’s the bio she uses on her site: Faith Ringgold, began her artistic career more than 35 years ago as a painter. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts — art …

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Nicolas Steno Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google has a doodle up today, celebrating the 374th birthday of geologist Nicolas Steno. Though he is known as one of the founders of both modern stratigraphy and modern geology, his scientific contributions have also lent themselves to paleontology, crystallography and even anatomy (he is credited with the discovery of the duct of the parotid salivary gland) in the heads …

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Charles Addams And Addams Family Celebrated With Google Doodle

There’s a new Google doodle up today, and you may recognize the characters in it as Gomez, Morticia, Cousin It, Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester, collectively known as The Addams Family. It’s the hundred birthday of creator Charles Addams, an American cartoonist who introduced the world to these characters in the 30s, with cartoons originally appearing in The New …

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