Oct 7, 2016

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 A few more hand picked articles from across the internet which I'm sure at least one of these will be of interest to you.

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5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby clothes and toys, but reading to your child does so much for their developing minds. I tapped guest writer Rachel Bieber, a public librarian and 1/2 of the Rachel & Sam Read a Story Podcast, to find you some excellent science fiction books to share with your younglings.

Lancashire council to close more than 20 libraries

Despite more than 7,000 responses to a recent consultation on library cuts, county council confirms more than 20 closures, with others left unstaffed. Lancashire author Andrew Michael Hurley, the Costa award-winning novelist, has warned that “once libraries are closed down that’s it, they don’t come back”, after Lancashire county council confirmed it was set to go ahead with plans to close more than 20 local libraries.

How Big is Mercury?

Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system. (Pluto used to hold the title, but it was downgraded to a dwarf planet.) Although its surface resembles our moon, the tiny planet has a density that rivals Earth itself.

Meet Nanotyrannus, the dinosaur that never really existed

Palaeontologists have believed for decades that a smaller version of Tyrannosaurus rex also stalked North America

The Smithsonian Channel's Building Star Trek': 5 Things We Learned

A documentary called "Building Star Trek," which focuses not only on the props used for the show, but the technology Star Trek inspired that we use today. (Think iPads, laser applications and phasers.)
Watching the show is a lot of fun as it shows off how the staff of two museums were trying to restore props to their former glory, for the public to enjoy the show all over again. It's appropriate given that "Star Trek" is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. But there also were some fun tidbits in the documentary that are worth sharing – here are five of them

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