Category Archives: Science

Library Link of the Day: These Are the Stunning Finalists from Smithsonian.com’s 2017 Photo Contest

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: Beautiful photography has the power to show you the world without you even having to leave your room. The stunning finalists of Smithsonian.com’s 2017 photo content will likely do just that. For the 15th annual photo contest, the … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What’s the Story Behind That Wacky Einstein Tongue Photo?

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “When you think of Albert Einstein, what comes to mind? Is it his theory of special relativity, the one that generated the famous equation E=mc2? Is it his Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect? Who … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Here’s why most planes are white

Courtesy of Business Insider: “Every airline has branding on its planes, but for the most part all planes are painted white. Why? The light color reflects sunlight and solar radiation while the plane is in flight and keeps the cabin … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: We Had Amelia Earhart’s Bones All Along, According to New Forensic Analysis

Courtesy of The University of Florida Press: “The unknown fate of Amelia Earhart continues to fascinate. One of the most tantalizing clues involves skeletal remains found on Nikumaroro Island in 1940. Some have summarily dismissed these bones as the remains … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: You Need a Microscope to See the Sculptures in the Micro Wonder Museum

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Szentendre, Hungary is a big museum town. Located 30 minutes north of Budapest, the place was once an artists’ colony, but has since attracted throngs of tourists for its huge art scene. One of its most distinctive … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Do Plants See the World around Them?

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Don’t look now, but that tree may be watching you. Several lines of recent research suggest that plants are capable of vision—and may even possess something akin to an eye, albeit a very simple one. “The … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis” Below Guatemalan Jungle

Courtesy of National Geographic: “Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, revealing the ruins of a sprawling pre-Columbian civilization that was … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Single trapped atom captures Science Photography Competition’s top prize

Courtesy of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: “An image of a single positively-charged strontium atom, held near motionless by electric fields, has won the overall prize in a national science photography competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Foreign Accent Syndrome As a Psychogenic Disorder

Courtesy of The National Center for Biotechnology Information: “It has now been over a century that researchers have reported on a motor speech disorder most frequently referred to as “Foreign Accent Syndrome” (FAS). The first patient with FAS was anecdotally … Continue reading

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