Category Archives: Library

Certain Tones Could Protect You From Electronic Eavesdropping

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: It seems like every time there’s a convenient new gadget released, a few months later you find out that it’s been collecting your personal information or recording your conversations. In the future, that might not be so easy … Continue reading

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Learn Anything with the Feynman Technique

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After four steps, you’re able to understand concepts more deeply and better retain … Continue reading

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Scratch Off Reading List

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune: “These are just a few of the many entertaining infographic posters produced by Pop Chart Lab, a Brooklyn-based company, founded by a book editor and a graphic designer, with a self-described “modest goal” of “rendering … Continue reading

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10 Good Study Habits

Courtesy of SylvanLearning.com: 1. Get Organized. Between homework, tests and extracurricular activities, it’s all too easy for things to slip through the cracks. A planner can help your child keep everything organized and students should write down assignments, appointments, and … Continue reading

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Shakuntala Devi, Mathematics Prodigy

Courtesy of The New York Times “Times Machine”: “She forgot, momentarily, that she had visited the United States once before, 20 years ago, but she could give you the cube root of 188,132,517—or almost any other number —in the time … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse’s Grief Leads to Long Distance Communication

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The phrase “What hath God wrought?” may not mean much to you, but it’s a line that changed the course of history. This was the first message ever transmitted over telegraph wires. Samuel Morse, the developer, created … Continue reading

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Sand Mandalas are meant to be destroyed

Courtesy of mandala-painting.com: “The making of a sand mandala comes from an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving ritual geometric patterns made from colored sand. The creation involves multiple persons, usually 4 monks, who each work on one side of the mandala. … Continue reading

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UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Courtesy of the University of British Columbia: “After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC’s Okanagan campus, recently published … Continue reading

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “‘Well she got her daddy’s car and she cruised through the hamburger stand now,’ the Beach Boys sing in their 1964 hit “Fun Fun Fun.” “Seems like she forgot all about the library like she told … Continue reading

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Watch a dried-out ‘resurrection plant’ unfurl in water

Courtesy of CNET: “A desiccated ball of desert plant known as a Rose of Jericho revives in a dish of water to show how it became known as a “resurrection plant.” On Saturday night, a good friend handed me a … Continue reading

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