Jul
26

How are sharks and Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter alike?

Mercury poisoning. Sharks can be poisoned by mercury in the water, just as the Mad Hatter was likely poisoned by exposure to mercury used in making felt for hats. See where the food chain went mad > Questions come alive at the Smithsonian. SeriouslyAmazing.com

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Jul
19

On the move at the Magazine and the Office of Development

On the move at the Magazine and the Office of Development

Coming? Going? Let your colleagues know! Submit items to torch@si.edu and put “On the Move” in the subject line. Be sure to include contact information and a picture as an attachment. We love pictures! Smithsonian Enterprises Writer Leah Binkovitz is leaving Smithsonian magazine’s Around the Mall print and online blog to pursue freelance opportunities. The… Continue reading On the move at the Magazine and the Office of Development

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Jul
16

Why is water clear in a bathtub but look blue in a lake?

The water in a lake absorbs more red to yellow light wavelengths, reflecting blue to our eyes. Depth increases the effect. Learn why murky water can kill > Questions come alive at the Smithsonian. SeriouslyAmazing.com

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