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V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016

The Daily Word in Slave Labor, NASA and Honeybees

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 6 2016 11:12 AM ]
The Daily Word

A new study gives insight into treating anxiety disorders. Scientists determine that the key isn't simply lowering cortisol levels in the brain, it's lowering them in particular areas of the brain.

NASA always seems to be working on something mind-blowing and certainly larger than life. These days, it's a mission for a spacecraft called Osiris-Rex. Ever wondered what ingredients were involved in the making of the solar system? This spacecraft aims to follow a 500 meter, carbon-rich asteroid holding the answers.

Coffee is an essential component in many Americans' lives, but how much do you think about the origin of your precious roast? Not to put a damper on your beautiful, caffeinated morning but you can most likely thank slave labor for that latte.

Wake me up when the election ends.

I can almost smell musty pages and feel the buzzing yearning for knowledge from here.

In an attempt to kill mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, an aerial pesticide sprayed in South Carolina killed millions of honeybees. The sweet creatures crawled from their hives to escape the poison but died just outside the entrance.

It's bat season! Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to hundreds of bats that head to Mexico when the weather gets chilly (so, right about now). Before you take a road trip to watch them pour out of the caves at dusk, here's some info about these little winged creatures.

Would you run 8.8 miles to school every day while barefoot? This guy would (and did). Read about the importance of education to Uganda native James Arinaitwe, who gladly took the lengthy journey to learn in his youth.

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011

Guest Editorial

Save the Librarians

Cutting our way to the future won’t work

By Stuart Heady

Rey Garduño, speaking from his place on the City Council dais, asked, “Why are we decimating libraries?” He characterized the situation as “disheartening.”

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

Books

Yet another reason to love dogs: childhood literacy edition

By Anne Artley, fearless intern [ Thu Jul 22 2010 2:05 PM ]

Lassie Come Home and Old Yeller have charmed young readers for generations, but these days, dogs are inspiring kids to read in a different way. Libraries across the nation have started bringing in therapy dogs to help kids practice reading aloud without judgment. And it works. In one Minnesota town, 10 out of 14 kids who read aloud to dogs once a week for seven weeks jumped at least one grade level in reading. The programs can also help kids learn English as well. All breeds can serve as a reading dog. Here in Albuquerque, programs run most Saturdays throughout the library system:

• Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-3 p.m.

• East Mountain Library, 281-8508 2nd Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

• Ernie Pyle Library, 256-2065, next is on 7/24, 11 a.m.-noon

• Juan Tabo Library, 291-6260 4th Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

• Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 3rd Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m.

•  Main Library , 768-5136 2nd Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

• South Broadway Library, 505-764-1742 Thursdays & Fridays (only 1/12- 5/27), 4 p.m.

• Tony Hillerman Library, 291-6264, 2nd Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

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