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Books

  • A dystopian world full of fire, disease

    The world is on fire — literally. But instead of mankind or a natural disaster causing the fire, mankind is the fire. The disease commonly referred to as Dragonscale is sweeping the country. You know you’ve contracted it when black .

  • Stimulate your brain with STEM research

    STEM education is opening doors for young people by offering them different ways to learn about science, technology, engineering and math, and by seeing how those disciplines are incorporated into our everyday lives, from our homes, our world and beyond. .

  • Japanese author writes on creating clean spaces

    I can almost hear the moans and groans from those who absolutely detest trying to keep their dwellings free of clutter. According to Marie Kondo, owner of a consulting business in Tokyo, anyone can master her technique known as the “.

  • Hypothetical Q and A

    Randall Munroe, for those who don’t know, is a famous web comic artist. He used to be a robotics expert at NASA before leaving to work full time on his comic, which now gets up to 1 million viewers per .

  • K-State’s 2016 common book tells story of undocumented teens in robotics contest Book explores theme

    K-State freshmen trying to make sense of college life this fall will have a true story about an unlikely team of high school students to help them out. The university’s common book for the 2016-17 school year is “Spare .

  • ‘Spare Parts’ shows humanity of engineering

    The classic underdog story is foretold in Joshua Davis’s “spare Parts,” a true story of four undocumented teenagers in Arizona who banded together to beat MIT in an underwater robotics contest. But it’s not all cut and dried. .

  • Vet discusses human-animal kinship

    Those who care for pets often tell others how much their actions resemble human behavior. Puppies whimper when lonely, hungry or scared; human babies cry when they’re in need of nourishment, if they are frightened or seek comfort. The .

  • Pottery, food, pets: the joys of lifelong learning

    One of the main goals of a public library is the promotion of lifelong learning. I am sure there are many highbrow reasons for why people should engage in lifelong learning and, if you are interested in those, come on .

  • Barry is still funny-ish

    When you think about it, Dave Barry is a little like AC/DC or the Rolling Stones. He’s been doing the same thing for more than 30 yearsnow,andhe’sbeen pretty good at it. For the young folk who don’.

  • K-State’s 2016 common book tells story of undocumented teens in robotics contest

    K-State freshmen trying to make sense of college life this fall will have a true story about an unlikely team of high school students to help them out. The university’s common book for the 2016-17 school year is “Spare .

  • Native American life central to Smith’s book

    The historian Page Smith left a manuscript unpublished at the time of his death in 1995. Fortunately, it was published in 2015 by his trust. “TragicEncounters:ThePeople’sHistory of Native Americans” is a companion work to his influential series, “A People’s .

  • Big city intrigue in small-town France

    On the Vezere River, which flows for about 150 miles before entering the Dordogne River in southwestern France, is St. Denis. It’s a charming town of not quite 3,000 people that exists in the imagination of Martin Walker, a wonderful storyteller. .





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