The most popular books at US public libraries in 2016, mapped by city

The most popular books at US public libraries in 2016, mapped by city

Hollywood has been good to Paula Hawkins. Following the release of a movie adapted from her novel, "The Girl on the Train," the book has become one of the most widely read books at US libraries this year. A survey of 14 metropolitan libraries by Quartz shows that "The Girl on the Train" is the most checked-out book at eight of them, and the most checked-out work of fiction at 11.

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High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

High Demand, Low Supply: Colorado River Water Crisis Hits Across The West

The Colorado River is like a giant bank account for seven different states. Now it's running short. For decades, the river has fed growing cities from Denver to Los Angeles. A lot of the produce in supermarkets across the country was grown with Colorado River water. But with climate change, and severe drought, the river is reaching a crisis point, and communities at each end of it are reacting very differently.

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Californians Not Liable For Saving Animals Trapped In Hot Cars

Californians Not Liable For Saving Animals Trapped In Hot Cars

A new law in 2017 could help save animals trapped in hot unattended vehicles. Californians won’t have to worry about being sued or arrested for breaking into a hot unattended car to rescue an animal under a new law taking effect in 2017. It takes just 10 minutes on an 80 degree day for temperatures inside a car to reach 120 degrees. Most people say if they saw a distressed animal trapped inside a parked car on a hot day they would take action to save it.

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Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions

Hedgehogs Hold the Secret to Preventing Concussions

If you ever find yourself watching hedgehog go about its day, you’ll notice that they tend to fall out of trees — a lot. Wild hedgehogs climb trees as high as 30 feet, looking for insects and food to eat. Sometimes they fall by accident, other times they fall on purpose to evade a predator or because falling is a lot faster than climbing down.

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Girl denied a horse is udderly charmed by bareback cow jumping instead

Girl denied a horse is udderly charmed by bareback cow jumping instead

When 11-year-old Hannah Simpson was told she couldn’t have a horse because it was too expensive, she decided to jump on the next best thing instead – a dairy cow. Now 18, Simpson and her seven-year-old Swiss Brown “best friend” Lilac have become a regular sight on their daily rides on the outskirts of the South Island town of Invercargill, in New Zealand’s deep south.

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Edible Plants In The Wild

Edible Plants In The Wild

While there are many delicacies in the modernised world that we are living in. Have we ever stop to wonder what if we are in the wild and there are no cafes nearby to ease our hunger pangs?

Would it be helpful to be aware of what could be found and eaten in Mother Nature? Just sharing this helpful article around..

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Massive object frozen under Antarctica

Massive object frozen under Antarctica

SCIENTISTS believe a massive object which could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice. The Sun reports the huge and mysterious “anomaly” is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land.
It stretches for a distance of 151 miles across and has a maximum depth of about 848 metres. Some researchers believe it is the remains of a truly massive asteroid which was more than twice the size of the Chicxulub space rock which wiped out the dinosaurs.

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