Category Archives: Science

Library Link of the Day: Face of Ancient Queen Revealed for First Time

Courtesy of National Geographic: “Some 1,200 years ago, a wealthy noblewoman, at least 60 years old, was laid to rest in Peru—richly provisioned for eternity with jewelry, flasks, and weaving tools made of gold. Now, more than five years after … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Faroe Islands Created Their Own Google Street View with Sheep

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: If you tried to search for the Faroe Islands on Google Street View before the spring of 2016 you’d have come up empty. In April 2016, an islander named Durita Andreassen grew so tired of not being … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Are Humans ‘Hardwired’ for Generosity?

Courtesy of LiveScience.com: “As the year winds to a close, gifts and giving are foremost in many people’s minds. And now, two new neuroscience studies suggest that our brains prompt us to act more like Santa than Scrooge. In one … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: How Fire Burns Beneath a Waterfall at Eternal Flame Falls

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Fire and water don’t mix, unless you’re in New York’s Chestnut Ridge County Park. Out near the park’s borders is a waterfall that frames an ever-flickering flame. How it burns despite the water is due partially to … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: Small town students tackle big ideas

Courtesy of the Monterey Herald: “North Korea’s weapon program grew so much in 2017 that a bomb tested in September is believed to be a “real hydrogen bomb,” according to a story in The Washington Post. At the rate that … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Georges Lemaitre, The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of

Courtesy of Gizmodo: “There’s a perception that religion and science go together about as well as mayonnaise and marshmallows. In some instances, this is, perhaps, true. But on a typically warm Southern California January in 1933 at the California Institute … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: 7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year’s resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it’s time … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Soggy Salad Science

Courtesy of Indiana Public Media: “Have you ever wondered why dressing makes lettuce wilt so quickly? Guests are coming over for dinner and you’re trying to prepare the meal. You drizzle some dressing on the salad and refrigerate it, with … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Formula ‘secret of perfect voice’

Courtesy of BBC News: “Researchers say they have worked out a mathematical formula to find the perfect human voice. The study, commissioned by Post Office Telecoms, asked people to rate 50 voices then analysed the results. It found the best … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Different Types of Meditation Do Different Things to Your Brain

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “When you think about meditation, you probably imagine someone splayed cross-legged with their eyes closed, perhaps while chanting. If you’ve tried your hand at meditation, you might even think about sitting quietly while focusing on your breath … Continue reading

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