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SITE OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
Yahoo! Tech provides friendly advice that makes it easy to find, research, compare, buy, and use laptops, digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players, TVs, computers and other electronics.
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
The New York Times Learning Network
The Learning Network is a free site for teachers, students and parents of grades 3-12. Every Monday through Friday throughout the year, The Learning Network offers a myriad of innovative, interactive activities based on today's New York Times.
Whether you're a student, a parent, or just plain curious, Yahoo! Education offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more.
AMA: Atlas of the Body
This site by the American Medical Association, presents a complete atlas of the human body.
MedlinePlus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. Italian artist, scientist, engineer. An all-round genius whose paintings and inventions changed the world. This BBC sites takes you on an interactive journey through his life and works to discover what made him a true Renaissance man.
Official information and services from the U.S. government Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it's here on USA.gov. You'll find a rich treasure of online information, services, and resources. The U.S. Government's official web search site.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC publishes an award-winning e-mail and online newsletter on civil liberties in the information age - the EPIC Alert. EPIC also publishes reports and even books about privacy, open government, free speech, and other important topics related to civil liberties.
State Health Fact
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 500 health topics.
Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically. This site will help you get the answers to these and many other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology.
AARP: Aging Fact Sheets
A compilation of facts, speeches, reports, and useful web sites. Part of the AARP 'aging everywhere' series of facts sheets.
Firefox, is the award-winning, free Web browser is better than ever. Browse the Web with confidence, Firefox protects you from viruses, spyware and pop-ups. Enjoy improvements to performance, ease of use and privacy. It's easy to import your favorites and settings and get started. Download Firefox now and get the most out of the Web.
PublicRadioFan.com features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.
Kids.gov is Uncle Sam's family-friendly site that links to over 500 websites from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
100 Milestone Documents
The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
With more than 585,000 human-edited entries, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations.
FlightAware Flight Tracker
FlightAware is a free flight tracker that will change what you think about live flight tracking and aviation data. Related sites: USA Today Flight Tracker | Aeroseek Flight Tracker | Airline Toll-free Numbers.
America's Job Bank
Visit our site and see how we can help you find the job that's right for you. Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for someone like you.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On January 21, 2008, United States citizens will celebrate a national holiday commemorating the life and achievements of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This InfoPlease site presents a biography, timeline, quotes and other resources on Dr. King. Related sites: The King Center / The Stanford MLK Research and Education Institute.
Data and Statistics on Older Americans
This site by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides statistics, data and resources to monitor the health of older Americans, and to assess health protection goals of increasing the number of older adults who live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives.
Looking for recipes? You've come to the right place. Allrecipes has more than 40,000 free recipes - all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide.
AOL Learning Center: Research & Learn
Welcome to the online reference center from Research & Learn. Our online reference center is a research database built for you. Use our reference tools, explore space and planet Earth and research college information easily and quickly. If you are looking for information on genealogy research, history or space, turn to Research & Learn.
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
Countries of the World
This site by InfoPlease presents facts on world and country flags, maps, geography, history, statistics, disasters, current events, and international relations. Profiles of every country include geography, maps, history, current ruler, area, population, capital, largest city, and more.
WebMD: Dealing with Emergencies
Review this topic before you need it. Then, when you are faced with an emergency or injury, you will know where to turn. Your confidence in dealing with both major and minor emergencies will be reassuring to an injured person.
Buying Guide for Vegetables
Use the following handy 'Buying Guide for Vegetables' by What's Cooking America, to find and buy the freshest vegetables around.
How ATM's Work
You're short on cash, so you walk over to the automated teller machine (ATM), insert your card into the card reader, respond to the prompts on the screen, and within a minute you walk away with your money and a receipt. These machines can now be found at most supermarkets, convenience stores and travel centers. Have you ever wondered about the process that makes your bank funds available to you at an ATM on the other side of the country? In this article, we will look at the ATM device that allows you access to your money and examine the network that the ATM connects to. This article is, of course, part of the How Stuff Works Website.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
National Center for Health Statistics
Welcome to the National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health and health policy.
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