Category Archives: Library

Library Link of the Day: Reading Daily Can Actually Add a Year to Your Life

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Some hobbies are just better for you than others are. Jogging is better for your heart than Solitaire is, and puzzles will probably improve your mental acuity more than rugby. And when it comes to reading, well, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Why you stink at fact-checking

Courtesy of The Conversation: “Here’s a quick quiz for you: In the biblical story, what was Jonah swallowed by? How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the Ark? Did you answer “whale” to the first question and … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Courtesy of Inverse: “You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the fundamental lesson that carbon, the quintessential element of life, can form four bonds with other molecules. Carbon’s four bonds are responsible for … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A 15-Mile Stretch of California’s Coast Is Currently Glowing Neon Blue

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “A DENSE BLOOM OF BIOLUMINESCENT algae off the coast of Southern California has lit up the Pacific Ocean with an eerie and fantastical neon blue glow, sending photographers and spectators to the beach at night in hopes … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day:Yanny or Laurel? The science behind the audio version of The Dress

Courtesy of The Verge: Once there was the dress; now there’s Yanny or Laurel. This audio illusion, which went viral after first appearing on Reddit, has the internet torn. After all, what kind of monster doesn’t hear Yanny? When Verge Science listened to it this … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Murderball Is The Toughest Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “When you think about Paralympic sports, you probably imagine events identical to the Olympics but altered, maybe even made easier, to ensure people with disabilities can compete. That’s a common misconception—many disabled athletes compete in both the Olympics … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Searching Online May Make You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are

Courtesy of NPR.org: “Using the Internet is an easy way to feel omniscient. Enter a search term and the answers appear before your eyes. But at any moment you’re also just a few taps away from becoming an insufferable know-it-all. … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 10 Ways to Hack Your Cooking with Chemistry

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Cooking is chemistry. There’s no way around it. Every time you boil water, add salt, or mix salad dressing, you’re creating a chemical reaction. Luckily, knowing a bit more about how those reactions happen can help you … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What is a Dyson sphere?

Courtesy of EarthSky.org: “Proponents of solar power know that only a tiny fraction of the sun’s total energy strikes the Earth. What if we, as a civilization, could collect all of the sun’s energy? If so, we would use some form of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How Do They Make Meat-Like Burgers from Plants?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: It’s an all too common scenario for vegetarians: there you are, sadly chewing away at your dry veggie patty while the carnivores around you enjoy their smoky, juicy burgers. Well, take heart: a better burger is here. … Continue reading

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