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  • Mystery, intrigue and death in Bosnia

    “The Wolf of Sarajevo” is a contemporary tale of Bosnia. The violence that has beset Bosnia and its neighbors in what not so long ago was called Yugoslavia goes back centuries, but the novel starts in Srebrenica in July 1995. That .

  • Spooky books to spice up your fall reading

    It’s the right time of year for a good scare, and I happen to work with some serious connoisseurs of horror. When I asked my coworkers, they were happy to give frightening recommendations. Naturally, Stephen King was mentioned the .

  • Sci-fi thriller questions road less traveled ideas

    Jason Dessen has an ordinary but happy life. He and his wife both gave up promising careers in order to focus more on their family — he was a groundbreaking quantum mechanics researcher and she was a trendsetting artist. However, they’.

  • Novel sheds light on invention of electricity

    It’s unlikely that many Americans today care much about a lawsuit — actually several hundred lawsuits — between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. The lawsuits, most for copyright infringement, that Edison filed against Westinghouse and its many subsidiaries and the countersuits .

  • 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 .





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