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How to survive a plague : the inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

@TitleIntimately reported, suspenseful, devastating, and finally, inspiring, this is the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they chose to fight, starting protests, rallying a diverse community that had just begun to taste liberation in order to demand their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough.

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Word of the Day

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Variegate

[vair-ee-i-geyt] verb

To diversify; to invest with variety; to enliven with differences or changes, especially to render varied in colour or appearance.

example

Prompted by a desire to variegate her appearance she decided to streek her hair green and blue.

Credit: Oxford English Dictionary / Dictionary.com

Submitted by: John Mark

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Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body - Enda Butler

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Oxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body.

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Canada 150 Collections on Curio

Monday, April 24, 2017

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​A nation-wide celebration is currently under way as ​Canada turns 150. Staff at CBC have curated special collections of video and radio productions to commemorate Canada’s Sesquicentennial. What better way to celebrate than to watch and listen to quality Canadian programming on CBC’s Curio? >> Read more​

Earth Day – Saturday 22 April 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Man From Clear Lake.jpgEarth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. In this blog post we have chosen items from the RRC library collection to help you to learn more about this topic. >> Read more​

Great Googling

Thursday, March 9, 2017

magnifying-glass-1020142_960_720.jpgWho doesn’t use a search engine? In fact, a search engine is statistically the first web page most people see when they go online. An average user is not a search expert and they likely use a search engine in its simplest form… just typing in a few search terms and going from there. ​But, search engines can do much more than you might think! >> Read more

Simple Stress Soothers

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

stress-853642__340.pngWith exams around every corner and assignment deadlines looming, would you like some quick and easy solutions to help you counteract the stress in your life?  >> Read More

 

 


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