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Pacific Grove’s Magical Baseball Season Comes to an End

Courtesy of Brian “Woodie” Wood: #1 seed Pacific Grove faced #5 seed Kings Academy (Sunnyvale) on Thursday (May 23) in the semi-final match of the CCS Division III play offs. The game was held at Washington Park in Santa Clara, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

Courtesy of The Conversation: There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of Expertise,” national … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: These Adventurous Women Photographed the California Desert in the 1920s

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: One average day in 1988, during his lunch break, the archaeologist and historian Ron May climbed into a Dumpster outside his office building. Earlier that day, a colleague had dropped by dragging a heavy plastic sack … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The 25 Highest-Paying Entry-Level Jobs for New Graduates

Courtesy of Mental Floss: When they finish their final exams, college seniors can look forward to job hunting. Roughly 1.9 million students in the U.S. will receive their bachelor’s degrees this school year, and while some new graduates may be happy to … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Earliest Evidence of Humans Cooking and Eating Starch

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: STARCHES HAVE BEEN DIETARY STAPLES for even longer than seemed possible. For the first time, archaeological evidence confirms that humans have been roasting and eating plant starches for up to 120,000 years—that’s more than 100,000 years longer … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: California’s Wild Flower Hotline Provides the Latest Scoop on Superblooms

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: If you call 818-768-1802, extension 7 in March, April or May, you can hear actor Joe Spano rhapsodize about the wildflowers blooming in California that week. “Milk maids, dozens of them, line the trail beckoning you … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: ‘Botanical Sexism’ Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: ONE DAY THIS PAST APRIL, the residents of Durham, North Carolina, saw the sky turn a peculiar but familiar shade of chartreuse. Enormous clouds of a fine, yellow-green powder engulfed the city. It looked, and felt, like … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Why ‘Run’ Is The Most Complex Word in the English Language

Courtesy of Mental Floss: English can be hard for other language speakers to learn. To use just one example, there are at least eight different ways of expressing events in the future, and conditional tenses are another matter entirely. For evidence of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 13 Facts About the Chauvet Cave Paintings

Courtesy of Mental Floss: Discovered by accident in 1994, the cave paintings adorning the walls of Chauvet Cave in France are among the oldest and most beautiful figurative art in human history. About 36,000 years ago, the ancient artists drew … Continue reading

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