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Library Link of the Day: Positive Updates on the COVID Outbreaks From Around the World

Courtesy of The Good News Network: Last week, we published a list of ten positive updates on the COVID-19 outbreaks from around the world. Since the article has been viewed millions of times, we thought we would go ahead and publish another … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Help Atlas Obscura Find the Smithsonian’s Weirdest Items!

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: If you’re in a situation similar to ours, you’re sequestered at home right now. And if you’re reading this, you’re probably near a computer too. That’s good news for both of us! The Smithsonian just released 11 an astounding … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Buildings grown by bacteria

Courtesy of The Conversation: Buildings are not unlike a human body. They have bones and skin; they breathe. Electrified, they consume energy, regulate temperature and generate waste. Buildings are organisms – albeit inanimate ones. But what if buildings – walls, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Gates Foundation Commits $100 Million to Speeding Up Coronavirus Treatments and Response

Courtesy of The Good News Network: As part of its ongoing effort to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding a new initiative dedicated to identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments for … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Why Do We Wear Green on St. Patrick’s Day?

Courtesy of Mental Floss: On March 17, people (and buildings and beer) around the world get decked out in green to flaunt their Irish pride and celebrate St. Patrick’s legacy. But take a look at the earliest depictions of the famous Catholic … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: These Stunning Images Show What ‘Work’ Means to Photographers Around the World

Courtesy of The Good News Network: These stunning images (follow the link above) are just a few of the finalists from an international photography competition searching for pictures that showed “what work means” to people around the world. More than … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Mexico’s All-Female Mariachi Bands Are Shaking Up Tradition

Courtesy of Mental Floss: It’s a drizzly Sunday afternoon in Tlaquepaque, a Mexican city known as much for its ceramics and pottery as it is for its mariachi culture. In a traditional Mexican restaurant and bar called El Patio, the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A Secret World War II Bunker Was Just Discovered in Scotland

Courtesy of Mental Floss: Forty years ago, Kit Rodger and his friends discovered a small underground bunker while traipsing around Scotland’s Craigielands Forest. Apart from featuring in their boyhood adventures, the mysterious bunker remained unknown and was gradually obscured by … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 101 Amazing Women Who Changed the World

Courtesy of Mental Floss: History is not always what is seems—regardless of what even the most robust textbooks might say. Take, for example, the work of Rosalind Franklin: The British scientist whose 1952 research was integral to the discovery of … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: An Illustrated Guide to Mean Things People Say About National Parks

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, IN THE Sierra Nevada mountains of California, has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp. Hundreds of visitors rated it five stars, and only a handful left one-star reviews. But those reviews are one-of-a-kind. “They don’t even … Continue reading

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