Category: Discoveries

84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road has to be one of the most delightful books I have ever read! Why did it take me so long to pick it up? It’s only been sitting on my Goodreads ‘to-read’ list forever! While the author is technically Helene Hanff, the book is actually a collection of letters she wrote

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The Joys of the ‘New Books’ Section

The first place I go whenever I head to the library is the ‘New Books’ section.  There, split only into fiction and nonfiction, are all of the most recent books that the library has bought, ready for perusal. It only takes me about 20 minutes to browse each section (30 if there are some really

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“Inside insides” – A New Way of Looking at Food

File under: Science is FUN! Who hasn’t wanted to use equipment for something other than its intended purpose?  Well, one blog shows us one awesome possibility for the (mis)use of medical equipment. Found via The Rumpus, there is a new blog on the block called Inside insides.  Each post features a specific item of food,

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The Problem With Research, Part II

One always finds pertinent articles/books after the paper is written. One of the sparks for my thesis (finished last December) was the groundbreaking work by Louis Brandeis, The Right to Privacy. Today, I find out via Concurring Opinions that there is a new article about to be published entitled The Puzzle of Brandeis, Privacy, and

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A Taste of the Past

As part of one of my current jobs on campus, I get to comb through Civil War era documents, including newspapers.  I recently found these gems and thought them worth sharing.  So here is your history lesson for today (note: all can be found at Valley of the Shadow in the year 1864): First, a

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