LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 271 – Innovative Peel

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. MacMillan, Amanda. “Here’s another reason to feel good about drinking coffee ,” (13 November 2017)

In a new analysis of one of the country’s largest and longest-running studies, drinking coffee was linked to a lower risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary heart disease. Every extra cup of coffee consumed per day reduced each of these conditions by 8%, 7% and 5%, respectively, up to at least six cups per day.

2. Stone, Daniel. “An innovative way to keep fruit fresh,”
National Geographic Magazine (November 2017).

An innovative, edible “peel barrier” may keep your fruit fresh even longer by locking moisture in and microorganisms out.

National Geographic is available electronically at


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Science fiction by scientists : an anthology of short stories / Michael Brotherton, editor.

This anthology contains fourteen intriguing short stories by active research scientists and other writers trained in science. Each story has a very useful afterword by the author explaining the background to his or her thinking.


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Pixar 30 Years of Animation: Hong Kong Celebration of Friendship and Family,
a special exhibition curated exclusively for Hong Kong.

From Toy Story, the studio’s first ever fully computer animated feature film, to its most recent film Cars 3, the theme of friendship and family is always at the heart of Pixar movies – two of the closest relationships in our life, which stand with us and keep us going no matter what ups and downs we encounter.

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