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Vickie Kline
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I am so going to miss Cookie and Boo Boo Kitty.    (Everyone has their guilty pleasures!)
Did you just love that vicious knockdown/dragout fight between Cookie and "Boo Boo Kitty" during the season finale of "Empire?"
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From Capital Public Radio: The range of things – other than books – that you can check out at Sacramento Public Libraries is expanding. This weekend the library system is launching its new Library of Things, intended to help push the library into the future.
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The Iditarod in Alaska didn't have enough snow, but Hawaii did.
This past Thursday, a blizzard warning was in effect on the Big Island of Hawaii. Yes, even on Hawaii, it snows.
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Why do penguins sneeze?   As a librarian, you gotta love this one!
The answer, via the New England Aquarium: "Penguins can drink salt water, but the salt is removed from their bloodstream by a salt gland behind the eyes. Then they sneeze out the salt!"
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Hmm.  Have we caused a geological epoch?
The Anthropocene, for the uninitiated, is a proposed (albeit still informal) geological epoch, characterized by the global impact of human activity. But the question these days, at least among researchers concerned with such things, doesn't have to do with what the Anthropocene is, but when.
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Against vast whiteness of Antarctica, Blood Falls bleeds a deep dramatic red. The color comes from iron-rich ancient seawater trapped under the ice for 2 million years. For the first time, scientists have been able to take a sample from deep under the ice.
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McDonald's idea:  "having a drone deliver food to your car while you're driving on the highway."    What could go wrong???   Here's a new hash tag:   #TSFW   Too Stupid for Words...
The world's largest restaurant chain is in turnaround mode. It's looking to the tech industry -- and role models like Google -- as it searches for a good jump start. First stop: South by Southwest.
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Glitter is just as bad!
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Did we? Not exactly....
Several weeks ago, the internet lit up with the colorful image shown above, accompanied by headlines claiming that physicists had accomplished the extraordinary: We'd finally managed to see light as both a particle and a wave at the same time. (Your friends at Giz reported it too.) But...it's not exactly true.
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Jumping crystals?  Who knew...

[Note: first photo in article is misleading.  Crystals in question are microscopic!]
One day, a scientist looked at those jumping beans that get sold at novelty stores and thought, "I can do better than that." That's how the world got the "photosalient effect," or "photo-induced leaping" -- or, better yet, "making crystals rupture themselves internally and jump around."
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Perspective on solar flare.  Wow.
This puts everything in perspective. Here's an image of today's X2.2-class solar flare, along with the Earth for scale. Image via NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory
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    Music, 1981 - 1985
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    Library Science, 1985 - 1987
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Terry Pratchett, Author and Satirist, Passes Away at Age 66 | Tor.com
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Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series and brilliant satirist, has passed away at the age of 66.

Bible System Updates
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Shouts & Murmurs by Megan Amram. “Version 2.5 Sabbath upgrade: Saturday to Sunday. Saturdays now available for work, heterosexual intercours

Neil Gaiman: Why Disney's Sleeping Beauty doesn't work - Telegraph
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Neil Gaiman tells Gaby Wood that every fairy tale is a loaded gun

The History of Information, by David Siegel
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David Siegel, author of 4 books about the web, presents his new 8-minute video on the history and future of information. Using a fast pace a

A Long Overdue Nod to SciFi and Fantasy’s Best Librarians | Tor.com
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Our favorite librarians from science fiction and fantasy!

Web project allows readers to 'look over shoulders' of Renaissance schol...
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Centuries-old marginalia are being analysed and made available digitally in huge study of the 'Archaeology of Reading' Open thread: Do you w

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google ~ Educational Technolog...
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July 15, 2014. Digital citizenship has a central place in teaching curricula.It is through educating kids on the appropriate ways to use, na

“I Tried It and It Didn’t Work!” Making Changes to Your Teaching | Facul...
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No strategy, policy or assignment “works” the same way for every student, teacher or course. Here are six reminders for making changes to yo

Students Are The New Digital Influencers
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It was June. My eighth grade classroom was sweltering with the early summer heat and 32 anxious students ready to bolt through the doors tow

Student-Driven Learning: 50 challenging questions to ask your students. ...
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Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response t

How the NSA plans to automatically infect "millions" of computers with s...
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A new Snowden leak, detailed in a long, fascinating piece in The Intercept, explains the NSA's TURBINE initiative, intended to automate mali

"Troublesome concepts and information literacy: investigating threshold"...
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Librarians regularly encounter students who struggle to understand and apply information literacy concepts. A qualitative survey administere

Cow farts cause barn to explode in Germany
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Flatulence from 90 cows in a German barn sparked a methane gas explosion that damaged the building and left one cow slightly injured with bu

‘Pinterest Launches ‘Interests’: Personalized Pins for Users’ – HubSpot ...
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The latest article on HubSpot blog is titled "Pinterest Launches 'Interests': Personalized Pins for Users".

CNN on blood falls and other Fortean phenomena
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It's apparently Fortean Friday over at CNN where they share a handful of unusual natural curiosities and mysteries like "Magnetic Hill" in N

The science of alchemy
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This is a picture of a Diana Tree — a formation of crystalized silver made from a reaction between mercury and silver nitrate.

This is How Huge Door-stopper Fantasy Novels Get Made | Tor.com
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Ever wonder how those huge door-stopping fantasy novels get printed? Watch A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan get assembled at the press.

WIRED's Pick of The Most Exciting Comics Announced at Image Expo
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Image Comics announced a lot of great new comics at yesterday's Expo. Here's our pick of the six most exciting (and why you should take noti