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Library Link of the Day: The Tiny Florida Butterfly That Refuses to Become Extinct

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “A TINY, CRUMPLED-UP BUTTERFLY CLINGS to the right index finger of graduate student Sarah Steele Cabrera. It’s brand new to the world, so new that it can’t yet fly. “Hello there,” she says. She gently places the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Worry over kids’ excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Courtesy of The Conversation: Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern. New research funded by the National Institutes of Health found brain changes among kids using screens more … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Math Puzzle Will Help You Plan Your Next Party

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Let’s say you’re planning your next party and agonizing over the guest list. To whom should you send invitations? What combination of friends and strangers is the right mix? It turns out mathematicians have been working on … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: We May Finally Know How the Pyramids Were Built

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “It’s easy to see why people are so fascinated with the Egyptian pyramids. There are a lot of mysteries surrounding their construction. You probably don’t believe the conspiracy theories that say they were built by aliens, but … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: A New Arecibo Message to Extraterrestrials Needs Your Suggestions

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If you had the chance to talk to an extraterrestrial, what would you want to say? There’s a coalition of astronomers hoping to update an old message sent to aliens in 1974 that talked about the world … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: No One in Mathematics Can Prove That 10 Is a Solitary Number

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If you’re not a math fanatic, you might think you could figure this problem out. Spoiler: You can’t. Proving that 10 is a solitary number has shown to be an impossible feat … so far. How is … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: How About Radishes For Christmas?

Courtesy of The Newsbreaker: “What do you imagine when one mentions Christmas? To most of us residing in the United States, Christmas evokes images of a snowy winter night, Santa Claus, and of course, plenty of meticulously wrapped presents under … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 52 of the World’s Most Out-There Myths About Food

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “People have been inventing myths about food for about as long as they’ve been preparing meals. Common culinary folklore can range from relatively sensible cautionary tales to far more inventive notions—and damn, can they be silly. Recently, … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Mental Floss’s 56 Best Books of 2018

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “At Mental Floss, we receive so many books that, come year’s end, every staffer’s desk looks like its own little library (the way we lend, trade, and barter for each others’ books gives our office a … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems

Courtesy of The Conversation: Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that are at odds with the best available scientific evidence. For example, a recent study found that more than two-fifths, or 43 percent, of Americans believe that the seasonal flu … Continue reading

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