LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Ossola, Alexandra. “How bacteria create their own ice,”
Popular Science (23 April 2016)

We all know how ice forms, but do you know some bacteria love the cold so much that they can actually nucleate ice crystals?

Popular Science is available electronically at

2. “25 geniuses who are creating the future of business,”
Wired Magazine (26 April 2016)

Who are Moxie Marlinspike, Stephanie Landry, and Randal Kirk? These people are shortlisted on the “Next List” for the 25 geniuses who are bringing innovative ideas and impact to the world.

Wired is available electronically at


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The industries of the future / Alec Rosss

Alec Ross is a leading innovation and technology policy expert who was also a former Senior Advisor for Innovation in the US State Department. In his new book “The Industries of the Future”, he explains what is next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. In particular, Alec gives a thorough overview of the exciting developments ahead in healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors.



History of the First Olympics Games

Rio 2016 Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil on Aug 5, 2016. It is the thirty-sixth Olympic Games, and it features 28 sports in 41 disciplines ranging from aquatics to wrestling, but what did the First Olympics Games look like in 776 BC?

Related Information:
The Olympic Games in Antiquity / The Olympic Museum
A brief history of the Olympics games / David C. Young


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