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More quick answers to the most frequently asked questions about global warming. What do the kids want to know? Join Kirk Bell's fifth grade class (from Children's Day School in San Francisco)as they chat with Holly Troy in Antarctica. Mr. Troy has spent many seasons at McMurdo station working with scientists. Join Pamela Schaller from the California Academy of Sciences as she discuss penguins and how climate change impacts them. Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment. After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions. Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment? Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury. On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: mirrors! Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years! Archimedes was one of the world's greatest scientific and mathematical minds. His thoughts were inscribed on goatskin parchment, but the letters and diagrams were scraped off and written over by Greek monks in the Middle Ages. Now, using an intense x-ray beam generated at Stanford University's linear accelerator, some of the original Greek text will be revealed for the first time in the modern world.