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Science & Water

Monsoon clouds build up over the Rio Grande in this photo from last July. This year, a wetter-than-average spring could evolve into a more active summer monsoon season. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Grab your galoshes

More rain than usual in NM’s forecast for coming months thanks to warmer Pacific

Two-year-olds Elijah Sanchez, left, and Arlo Hansen play with a vortex in a water display at Explora during Pi Day, which was celebrated at the Old Town-area science center on Saturday – 3-14-15 – the first five digits of the mathematical constant pi: 3.141592653. Pi is used to calculate the area of a circle and Arlo's father, Layton Hansen, says he uses pi regularly at work, figuring out estimates for construction work. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Salute to the long life of pi

Pi-related activities filled Explora science center on Saturday for – what else – Pi Day.