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Travel the World and Learn About Nutritional Guidelines in "Pick Your Plate! A Global Guide to Nutrition"

The Smithsonian Science Education Center recently launched the Spanish-language game, "Pick Your Plate! Guía Global de Nutrición!" This game educates players about dietary guidelines by highlighting the food, currency, music, and nutritional guidelines from eight different countries across the world. Students are invited to virtually travel and eat their way across the world as they are exposed to a variety of food facts from each country. From tubers in Benin to avocados in Australia, learn why each food item is significant to its respective nation through "Pick Your Plate!" and beyond.

Halloween crabs are known for their orange and black pattern.

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A red panda at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Fun Facts About Red Pandas

Why does a curling stone curl?

Why Does a Curling Stone Curl?

The V flying position is important to increase distance. (Image: Ben Pieper Photography)

Falling With Style: The Science of Ski Jumping

There are scientific investigations into whether animals use the Sun and Moon, Earth’s magnetic field, or recognition of landmarks to repeat their long journeys. (chantalrutledge/iStock/Thinkstock)

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Around December 21, the Northern Hemisphere tilts the farthest away from the Sun. This is called the northern winter solstice, and it is when we have the least amount of daylight of any time of the year.

What is the Winter Solstice?