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  • October 4, 2015
  • 05:36 PM

History of Cataloguing. 2. Jewett

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

The second in a series on the History of Cataloguing, this post highlights OCLC's news that they will no longer be printing catalogue cards and provides an insight into Charles Coffin Jewett's suggestion that shared cataloguing be undertaken, led by the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-nineteenth century.... Read more »

Charles Coffin Jewett. (1853) On the Construction of Catalogues of Libraries, and their Publication by Means of Separate, Stereotyped Titles, with Rules and Examples. 2nd ed. Hathi Trust Digital Library. info:/

  • September 27, 2015
  • 06:24 PM

History of Cataloguing. 1. Ranganathan

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

This post is the first in a series sparked by the selection of books for the History of Cataloguing section of the reading list for the core cataloguing module on the MA LIS. It highlights what Ranganathan had to say in his Five Laws (1931) regarding Cataloguing.... Read more »

S.R. Ranganathan. (1931) The Five Laws of Library Science. Hathi Trust Digital Library. info:/

  • September 18, 2015
  • 05:34 AM

What Do Bats and Plants Have in Common? High-pitched Screaming!

by Chiara Civardi in United Academics

Polyglot like a pitcher plant or cryptolectic like a sperm whale?

A: “Pitcher Tower, this is Bat K hardwickii, established ILS 16. Do you copy me?”
B: “Bat K hardwickii, clear to land. Please confirm: are you ready to discharge the cargo?”
A: “Roger. Affirmative.”

This is how I imagined a conversation between the tropical carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes hemsleyana and the bat Kerivoula hardwickii would go. No, I am not on drugs; bats and plants can........ Read more »

Cantor M, Shoemaker LG, Cabral RB, Flores CO, Varga M, & Whitehead H. (2015) Multilevel animal societies can emerge from cultural transmission. Nature communications, 8091. PMID: 26348688  

Schöner MG, Schöner CR, Simon R, Grafe TU, Puechmaille SJ, Ji LL, & Kerth G. (2015) Bats Are Acoustically Attracted to Mutualistic Carnivorous Plants. Current biology : CB, 25(14), 1911-6. PMID: 26166777  

  • September 9, 2015
  • 02:47 PM


by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Why does cancer therapy cause side effects? And can they be prevented?... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Bullseye!. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • August 23, 2015
  • 10:46 AM

Photography – an art, a science, and a job

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Points:

Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.

So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:

http://w........ Read more »

Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013) The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project. Psychological Science, 25(1), 103-112. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592  

  • August 14, 2015
  • 06:21 AM

Six Surprising Facts About Energy Drinks

by Agnese Mariotti in United Academics

Energy drinks boost your adrenaline, but not without health risks.... Read more »

Higgins, J., Tuttle, T., & Higgins, C. (2010) Energy Beverages: Content and Safety. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 85(11), 1033-1041. DOI: 10.4065/mcp.2010.0381  

  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:56 PM

Feelgood … Feel lucky

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Wilko Johnson is a rock legend. And his story gives some insight into how doctors diagnose cancer and plan treatment.... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Feelgood … Feel lucky. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • August 3, 2015
  • 07:06 AM

Bright Club: Educate, Entertain & Inform!

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

How do Researchers explain their work to a general audience? One way is to use comedy. Welcome to Bright Club.... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Bright Club: Educate, Entertain . Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • July 30, 2015
  • 04:47 PM

No Cure For Comedy – Bright Club!

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

How do you explain difficult concepts? Make 'em laugh!... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) No Cure For Comedy - Bright Club!. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • July 27, 2015
  • 03:06 PM

No Bootees

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

How do cancers grow? How do cancers develop? Come to that, what the hell IS cancer.....?... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) No Bootees. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • June 6, 2015
  • 09:37 PM

Doobie-ous conclusions

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Is cannabis the Secret Cure for cancer...?... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Doobie-ous conclusions. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 02:55 PM

Just One Cornetto

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Repeat after me: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation!... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Just One Cornetto. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • June 1, 2015
  • 10:21 AM

Shades of Grey.......

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

The media loves a good cancer story. But the truth isn't always as Black & White as they say.... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Shades of Grey.... Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 01:35 PM

Venusian Blancmanche Therapy

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Can music cure cancer? About as well as alien dessert monsters! ... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Venusian Blancmanche Therapy. Zongo's Cancer Diaries. info:/

  • May 28, 2015
  • 03:31 PM

No Cure For Cancer...?

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

Why is there no cure for cancer? Read on...... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) No Cure for Cancer..?. Zongo's Cancer DIaries. info:/

  • May 28, 2015
  • 01:00 PM

Chinese Whispers

by AG McCluskey in Zongo's Cancer Diaries

How would you describe cancer risk factors? Whisper it...... Read more »

AG McCluskey. (2015) Chinese Whispers. Zongo's Cancer DIaries. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 07:00 AM

Rap Revolution: The Musical Evolution

by Gunnar de Winter in United Academics

After soul, rock, and disco, rap is the biggest musical change of the past 50 years.
... Read more »

Mauch, M., MacCallum, R., Levy, M., & Leroi, A. (2015) The evolution of popular music: USA 1960-2010. Royal Society Open Science, 2(5), 150081-150081. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150081  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 05:46 PM

What you need to know about the newly proposed science funding legislation

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

The House Science Committee, chaired by Lamar Smith, unveiled their new science budget last week. Read on to see what it proposes and what it means for science.... Read more »

  • April 14, 2015
  • 08:45 AM

Malaria diagnosis with RDT MAbs

by SS in Scientific scrutiny

Examining the business of patenting MAbs against epitopes described before and the need for caution in using MAbs against epitopes reported to be deleted in different parts of the world... Read more »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 08:06 PM

The universe is expanding, but how fast?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We are expanding, well more accurately the universe is expanding. However researchers have found certain types of supernovae, or exploding stars, are more diverse than previously thought. The results have implications for big cosmological questions, such as how fast the universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. Most importantly, the findings hint at the possibility that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe might not be quite as fast as textbooks say.... Read more »

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