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Digital sound archives can bring extinct birds (briefly) back to life

Hannah Hunter, Queen's University, Ontario When people think of extinct animals, they may picture taxidermy, skeletons, 19th-century illustrations or...

How to design a public play space where kids practice reading...

Brenna Hassinger-Das, Pace University ; Jennifer M. Zosh, Penn State, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University A park bench can...

Why do I need anything other than Google to answer a...

Cody Behles, University of Memphis Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages....

America’s archaeology data keeps disappearing — even though the law says...

Keith Kintigh, Arizona State University Archaeology – the name conjures up images of someone carefully sifting the sands for traces of the past and then...

Academic journal publishing is headed for a day of reckoning

Patrick Burns, Colorado State University Imagine a researcher working under deadline on a funding proposal for a new project. This is the day she’s dedicated...

I’m a librarian in Puerto Rico, and this is my Hurricane...

Evelyn Milagros Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico - Humacao I’ve always been fascinated by storms, particularly Puerto Rico’s own history of them. I think it’s...

What hundreds of American public libraries owe to Carnegie’s disdain for...

Arlene Weismantel, Michigan State University The same ethos that turned Andrew Carnegie into one of the biggest philanthropists of all time made him a fervent...

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm

Grace Morris, Michigan State University U.S. public libraries often transform into shelters during emergencies. After Superstorm Sandy, for example, the Princeton Public Library in New...

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How to show gratitude to TSA workers

Jeremy David Engels, Pennsylvania State University TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking...