Google Doodle

  1. Tech

    Today’s Google Doodle Plays This American Life Love Stories

    Today on Google: Love in six acts. To celebrate Valentine's Day, Google has enlisted the help of Ira Glass and his radio show This American Life to compile six love stories than can be played by clicking on the individual hearts that make up today's Google Doodle. They're not long, but they are adorable.

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  2. Entertainment

    Google New Zealand’s Google Doodle Is a Doctor Who Game to Celebrate the Show’s 50th Anniversary

    The Daleks have stolen Google's logo! For the show's 50th anniversary this saturday, Google New Zealand put up a commemorative Google Doodle for Doctor Who. Of course, because it's Google, the greatness doesn't stop there. You can choose from any of the 11 incarnations of the Doctor and quest to save us all from a Google-less universe.

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  3. Tech

    Take a Rorschach Test With Today’s Google Doodle

    First off -- that's clearly a picture of two T-rexes log-rolling, right? Okay, good. Second, today's Google Doodle celebrates Hermann Rorschach's 129th birthday. Rorschach is of course the psychiatrist known for creating the Rorschach inkblot test. To celebrate, Google has some inkblots of their own, and you can share them with the world.

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  4. Tech

    Google Doodle Celebrates The Anniversary of Yosemite Park, Which Was Also Shut Down

    It's Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday today! Ahh, yes, the majesty of Yosemite. Won't it be nice to take a trip down there to -- wait, what's that? It's closed because of the government shutdown? Oh. Well, that didn't stop Google from celebrating, at least.

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  5. Science

    Today’s Google Doodle Honors Léon Foucault’s 194th Birthday With a Gorgeously Animated Pendulum

    If you've managed to get yourself over to the main page of Google this morning, you probably saw a real pretty pendulum slowly swinging around and knocking over stuff in its path. That's a Foucault pendulum, named so after the guy who first invented it.

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  6. Entertainment

    Lovely Google Doodle in Honor of Claude Debussy, Kind Youtuber Made a Video

    Whatever faults Google may have, winning the heart of the internet via distractions is not one of them, with easter eggs for gay pride, the first snowfall-- and today's home page is a gorgeous animation set to Claude Debussy's "Claire de Lune" in honor of what would be his 151st birthday.

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  7. Science

    Google Observes, and Thus Alters Erwin Schrödinger’s 126th Birthday with Google Doodle

    Erwin Schrödinger may not be as famous as his cat, but he's kind of a big deal to science geeks and anyone who's tried to understand quantum mechanics. Today is Schrödinger's 126th birthday -- or maybe it simultaneously is and isn't his 126th birthday -- so Google commemorated the occasion with this lovely Doodle.

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  8. Science

    Happy 93rd Birthday, Rosalind Franklin! Google Got You a Doodle!

    You can be forgiven if you're not familiar with today's Google Doodle of Rosalind Franklin. Though she did much of the important X-ray crystallography work that set the stage for James Watson and Francis Crick's discover of the double-helix structure of DNA, Franklin still goes largely unacknowledged in many modern science texts. Today would have been Rosalind Franklin's 93rd birthday, and Google is celebrating her tragically brief life and career with it's highest honor -- a Doodle.

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  9. Entertainment

    The Anatomy of a Google Doodle About Saul Bass: We Look at All the Films Google Pulled From

    This might just be for the film geeks out there, but today would have been Saul Bass' 93rd birthday. To celebrate, Google made this video Doodle of their logo in the style of some of Bass' most iconic work. I've decided to celebrate that celebration by posting clips of the work Google is celebrating. Who's Saul Bass? Here, I'll show you.

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  10. Science

    Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan! We Are Sorry You (Inexplicably) Didn’t Get A Google Doodle

    Today is Carl Sagan's birthday, which, if there were any justice in the world, would be celebrated in the fashion we've become accustomed to for nerds of note -- with a Google Doodle commemorating the day that one of the world's best and brightest science celebrities was expelled from the womb. As there is clearly no justice in the world, though, Sagan's birthday was overlooked by Google's legions of doodlers, who were no doubt exhausted by celebrating Bram Stoker's big 165 yesterday. I don't think we need to tell you why this is clearly unacceptable.

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  11. Tech

    Google’s Olympics Doodle Might Remind You of a Very Frustrating Game, but There’s a Reason for That

    Today marks the beginning of the 2012 London Olympics, and naturally the Internet giant Google honored the event with its very own Google Doodle, as is par for the course for just about any day that is slightly noteworthy. The Doodle is cute, using cartoon characters to represent the usual colors of the Google letters, while they're holding most of the letters outright instead of contorting their bodies to mimic the shape of them. However, depending on how embedded you are in Internet or obscure video game culture, you may feel like there's an Easter egg in the Doodle.

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  12. Weird

    Here’s How to Play the Fully Functional Moog Synthesizer Google Doodle and Four Track Recorder

    To celebrate the 70th birthday of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, Google has put a fully functional version of the Minimoog model D along with a four-track recorder as a Doodle. This is definitely one of the more complex Doodles we've seen, but here's some advice to get you started.

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  13. Tech

    Today’s Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shows That Google Doesn’t Have the Answer for Everything [Video]

    There's a lot of charm in today's animated Google Doodle for Valentine's Day. First and foremost it looks great, but there's some more subtle things to like about it. For one thing, it's the first time I've seen Google suggest that there are things you can't do with Google -- search as he might, the protagonist of the video cannot find the gift to win the heart of his lady love. Secondly, the whole thrust of the video is that there is no way to "win" someone's heart at all, and that the best connections are made when people act like themselves and share interests. Lastly, the ending montage of happy couples has a gay wedding. Way to go, Google; you really made me feel the love.

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  14. Tech

    In Honor of Les Paul’s Birthday, Google Logo Is a Playable, Recordable Guitar

    The folks over at Google are becoming ever more ambitious with their famous Google doodles. Today's honors the birthday of Les Paul, often credited as the father of the solid body electric guitar. Paul, who would have been 97 this year, has his birthday marked with a fully-strummable Google logo. Paul's belief that artists would want an instrument like an electric guitar proved remarkably prescient and helped kick-off a revolution in music. In addition to his prowess as an inventor and technical tinkerer, Paul pushed forward some of the styles of playing that would later become standards of rock 'n roll. Google's homage to Paul is not only playable, but recordable as well. Click the little button, play your kickin' jam, and Google will play it back and provide you with a sharable link. If you manage to pull off any face-melting solos, drop them off in our comments section.

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  15. Tech

    Google Celebrates Jules Verne’s Birthday With Controllable Undersea Doodle

    If venturing to Google today, one will find a Google Doodle comprised of portholes looking out at gently bobbing waves, celebrating the birthday of Jules Verne, author of noted works Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Pretty Doodle? Of course--but see that lever to the right of the ocean view? It's manipulatable with a mouse, and allows one to waste away their work hours on a Google Doodle undersea voyage. Be sure not to let go of the lever, or else it'll automatically revert back to the middle and you may not be attacked by the giant squid lurking in the Doodle's depths.

    UPDATE: If you're on a newish MacBook and using Chrome as your browser, you can pick up your laptop and move it around, controlling the lever on the Doodle.

    (via Google)

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