Oct 17, 2015

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Wow, something unusual is happening around the star KIC 8462852, and one of the possible explanations in that we may have caught glimpses of a Dyson Sphere being built... something most Sci-Fi readers will have come across at least once.  I wonder if they will get S.E.T.I to allow them to time to observe the star closer?  And in other news this week reading is good for you, along with happy friends...  Well, enjoy your weekend with a good book, a good friend and some good coffee.   Maybe try some Turkish coffee prepared with hot sand  Enjoy!

  • Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? (Probably Not. But Still Cool.)
  • Libraries as sanity promoters
  • Living Near Happy Friends Has the Greatest Effect on Your Own Happiness
  • New York Times Unveils Digital Day Passes




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Did Astronomers Find Evidence of an Alien Civilization? (Probably Not. But Still Cool.)


slate.com - A paper by a team of astronomers is getting some notice because of aliens. The paper doesn’t mention aliens, and it doesn’t even imply aliens. Not directly, at least. The astronomers found a star so odd, with behavior so difficult to explain, that it’s clear something weird is happening there. And some of the astronomers who did the work are now looking into the idea that what they’ve found might (might!) be due to aliens. Read more...



Libraries as sanity promoters


teleread.com - Britain’s the Reading Agency, “whose mission is to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives,” has just announced a grant of £60,000 ($91,370) from the Wellcome Trust. Why this gift from a highly respected medical charity? Because the Reading Agency is pioneering a scheme to use libraries to support mental health.  Read more...



Living Near Happy Friends Has the Greatest Effect on Your Own Happiness


lifehacker.com - Happiness is contagious and friendship is magic: That’s the lesson from a 20-year multi-generational study, which concludes that people’s happiness depends on the happiness of those we’re connected with. Read more...



New York Times Unveils Digital Day Passes


goodereader.com -  The New York Times has just unveiled a brand new program called Digital Day Passes. The day pass will will grant access to the publication’s website and apps for the day to anyone that buys the print edition of the newspaper. There will be a special keyword that the customer can text to a specific phone number and a link will be generated. Read more...


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