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Link Salad: Fall edition

Happy Fall, everyone!  An assortment of news and links for your perusal on this fine autumn day!

Did you know that it’s National Chemistry Week?

This year’s theme is Nanotechnology, which can be used to create a new method for water desalination or to make the world’s smallest snowman – both very worthy pursuits IMHO.

Not new news, but a fun exercise all the same to understand that the human eye has a blind spot.

Relatively new news, that we (using the very broad definition of “we”) have found the first planet known to have 4 suns.  Yes, four.  Even after reading the article, I don’t even have a clear picture in my head of how that works.

On the festival front, some very exciting events are coming together for April.  Know of organizations that should be involved?  Leave us a note!

For Science on the Street, we’re headed out again this weekend for a couple very exciting events – Thinkfest at Merrimack College (click link to register!) and a STEM Expo for the Girl Scouts!

And lastly, in honor of Mole Day (10/^23)! Check out xkcd’s What If: http://what-if.xkcd.com/4/

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