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or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

DEC 2016

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12/1/16   The Why Files
   "The Why Files was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of National Institute for Science Education with support from the National Science Foundation. It is currently funded through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each week, we bring you a new story on the science behind the news."
12/2/16   TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
   "TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics - from science to business to global issues - in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world."
12/3/16   CIA Museum
   "The CIA Museum supports the Agency's operational, recruitment and training missions and helps visitors better understand CIA and its contributions to national security. The Museum's staff works with Presidential libraries and other major museums and institutions for display in public exhibitions. These collaborations help promote a wider understanding of the craft of intelligence and its role in the American experience."
12/4/16   Ars Technica
   "Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis."
12/5/16   artdaily.org
   "The First Art Newspaper on the Net."
12/6/16   Railroad History, An Overview Of The Past
   "Interested in learning much more about out nation's railroad history? You can do so here, from the earliest years in the 1820s through today."
12/7/16   History.com: Pearl Harbor - World War II
   "Find out more about the history of Pearl Harbor, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on History.com."
12/8/16   Rasmussen Reports
   "Rasmussen Reports is a nonpartisan electronic media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information."
12/9/16   Interactive Constitution of the USA
   "On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution's history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent constitutional law organizations: The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation."
12/10/16   FBI: Ten Most Wanted
   "The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information."
12/11/16   Social Security Benefit Calculator
   "The best way to start planning for your future is by creating a my Social Security account online. With my Social Security, you can verify your earnings, get your Social Security Statement, and much more - all from the comfort of your home or office. We have a variety of calculators to help you plan for the future. Which calculator you choose depends on what you want to do."
12/12/16   Gizmo's Freeware
   "The best freeware independently reviewed and rated by the web's most popular freeware review site."
12/13/16   Mashable
   "Mashable is a leading global media company that informs, inspires and entertains the digital generation."
12/14/16   mental_floss
   "Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com."
12/15/16   Food Safety News
   "Food Safety News is a daily news source for information about food recalls, food-borne illness outbreaks, food science, technology, food policy and more. Read Food Safety News to be in the know about food safety."
12/16/16   Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
   "Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. This is a Mayo Clinic web resource."
12/17/16   Library of Congress: Ask a Librarian
   "Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance."
12/18/16   Science.gov
   "Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
12/19/16   HubbleSite: Out of the ordinary - out of this world
   "Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of dark energy."
12/20/16   CDC: Physical Activity for Everyone: Guidelines for Adults
   "How much physical activity do adults need? Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health-aerobic and muscle-strengthening."
12/21/16   Google Family Safety Center
   "As a parent or guardian, you know what feels right for your family and how your kids learn best. To help your family navigate through new technologies, gadgets, and services in an ever-changing online world, it helps to get practical advice. That's why we continuously talk to safety experts, parents, educators and communities around the world - to keep a pulse on what works. Together, we can help nurture a community of responsible digital citizens."
12/22/16   NIH: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
   "Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures. Select 'Compute BMI' and your BMI will appear below."
12/23/16   Merriam-Webster: Visual Dictionary
   "Welcome to the Visual Dictionary Online, the dictionary with a new point of view. A quick glance at the index is all it takes to connect words with images. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before."
12/24/16   HowStuffWorks: How Christmas Works
   "For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site."
12/25/16   HowStuffWorks: How Christmas Works
   "For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site."
12/26/16   National Geographic: Best Photos of 2016
   "Here is a gallery of National Geographic's 52 best images of the year - curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories, and 2,290,225 photographs."
12/27/16   Rolling Stone Magazine: 20 Best Lists of 2016
   "From baseball stats to best sandwiches, Trump Twitter insults to 'Downton Abbey' d-bags, our picks for the year's high-ranking lists."
12/28/16   TIME Magazine: The Top 10 Everything of 2016
   "In our annual series of year-end lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad."
12/29/16   Harpers Bazaar: 13 Best New Books of 2016
   "Catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads."
12/30/16   LifeWire: The Most Addictive Websites of 2016
   "Here they are: the most infectious and addictive websites! Don't click here unless you have at least 30 minutes to spare..."
12/31/16   PC Magazine: Best of the Year 2016
   "PCMag picks the best products of the year."

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