Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello! Running a little late today, so this is short but substantial.

First, Rejected Princesses provides you with lots of history, lots of great art, and some idols for little girls. (Well, maybe not Ranavalona. But lots of others.)

 And second, a real-life ghost story from West Virginia.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It’s the spookiest time of the year, hooray!

 Dave Lowe has some great prop ideas for your Halloween decorating.

Pinterest has a whole board dedicated to spooky d├ęcor. 

Important facts for those of us giving out the candy: here’s which wine goes well with each treat.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today’s Google Doodle honors Dr. Jonas Salk on what would have been his 100th birthday. It’s lovely.

I am intrigued by the Near Future Laboratory’s plans and machinations!

Steampunk’s not dead, but is, instead, expanding. LIKE SPACE.

The Eye Catcher analyzes your emotions and reacts to them. It's a little creepy, but...eye-catching. And possibly soul-stealing. I’m not sure yet.

Monday, October 27, 2014

We’re back! We had a lovely time away from most of the world. Now we’re back, and fortunately, we have links from others while we get re-settled into the groove.

Cassandra has lots of stuff to share:

 - Spooky biology! 

- What does multitasking do to the brain? 

 - How does culture affect disease? 

 - Sensory deprivation! 

 - And, possibly most importantly, here’s what color next year’s CFRs will be! 

From Holly:

- Steam Wars: the LEGO results are in!

Friday, October 10, 2014

It’s Friday! And it’s the beginning of a vacation for the Spooky Librarians, who are going to focus on being spooky away from the computer for several days. We’ll be back soon!

From Zazoo: “Poor Morrissey. This time, it sounds like his life is melodramatically bad for real.

From Cassandra: Protecting those with albinism in Tanzania, rediscovering the women who were among the first computer programmers, and studying the hallucinations astronauts experienced in space. 

Discovered via Metafilter: Stayed Up All Night, which lets you create mixtapes online, complete with choice of cassette and labels!

And finally: My mom went to the People’s Climate March in New York City last month, and here’s some video of her talking about her experiences, along with others who went to the march. (For those of you who don’t know me in person, see if you can guess which speaker is my mom.)

Have a spiffy weekend and following week, everyone! See you soon.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

An article from the Wall Street Journal encourages adults to read slowly, “like a first grader,” to reduce stress. I’m not sure if reading like a first grader really accomplishes that, but hey.

The Kitchen Library is a library which lends out cooking utensils. Awesome!

If you’re interested in the Manhattan Project, the papers are now open to the public.

The FingerReader, developed at MIT, is a ring for blind readers. One ring to rule all the printed material! Huzzah!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

It’s Halloween season, and Final Girl is celebrating Shocktober!

Did you know that the monsters of Universal have their own army? It’s true, and there’s much to discover.

I found Hollywood Gothique via a review of a stage production of The Call of Cthulhu, which sounds amazing.

And in more practical matters, consider the Urban Death Project!