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"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
Visible Body: 3-D Human Anatomy
"This is the official website of Visible Body, creator of human anatomy and physiology learning products, including detailed models of all human body systems. Free and fee-based services provided."
US Army Corps of Engineers
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide."
National Weather Service
"The mission of the National Weather Service is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy."
"At Ars Technica - the name is Latin-derived for the "art of technology" - we specialize in news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the most fundamental aspects of technology to the many ways technology is helping us discover our world."
Project Gutenberg: Free eBooks
"Project Gutenberg has 40,000 free ebooks, for kindle, for android, for ipad, for iphone. Top 100 Downloaded Books." Related site: Google Books.
U.S. Census: State and County QuickFacts
"QuickFacts provides easy access to facts about the people, business, and geography of the United States. QuickFacts includes statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people."
"Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, house prices, home value estimator, recent sales, maps, race, income, photos, education, crime, weather, houses, etc."
Certification Matters: Find Out if Your Doctor is Board Certified
"A patient-friendly website of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that allows patients to check for free if their doctor is Board Certified by an ABMS Member Board and contains information about why Certification Matters to your health."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collections
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."
"Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com."
ZocDoc: Find a Doctor
"Find a Doctor and book appointments online instantly! Read verified doctor reviews and ratings by real patients. Search by insurance, ZIP and specialty. It's free!"
InformationWeek: Web Turns 25: 10 Graphics To See
"The World Wide Web turns 25 today, March 12, 2014, and despite what you may have heard, it's good for you. Nevermind the malware, the fraud, the trolls, the porn, the flames, the misinformation, the surveillance, the hate speech, and the rickrolling, time-wasting, fatuous social stew that passes for human interaction. We have only ourselves to blame for that. Tim Berners-Lee's proposal changed the world. These visual representations show what his World Wide Web has become."
U.S. Census Bureau: Women's History Month: March 2014
"National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation."
Scientific American Online: Science News
"Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source."
NASA's Earth Observing System
"NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) is a coordinated series of polar-orbiting and low inclination satellites for long-term global observations of the land surface, biosphere, solid Earth, atmosphere, and oceans. As a major component of the Earth Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, EOS enables an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system. The EOS Project Science Office (EOSPSO) is committed to bringing program information and resources to the Earth science research community and the general public alike."
GasBuddy: USA National Gas Price Heat Map
"Now you can see what gas prices are around the country at a glance. Areas are color coded according to their price for the average price for regular unleaded gasoline."
MissingMoney.com: Unclaimed Property
"MissingMoney.com is a database of governmental unclaimed property records. State and provincial governments working together to safeguard and return your lost unclaimed property funds. Common types of unclaimed property include: Bank accounts and safe deposit box contents; Stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends; Un-cashed checks and wages; Insurance policies, CD's, trust funds, and Utility deposits, escrow accounts."
"Top10Zen was established with the idea that top 10 lists can be better, reflecting the public's true preferences, without compromising on quality. Our goal is to create the largest, most trustworthy and informative top 10 lists by using the power of our users to help write, contribute to, and vote on lists - thereby creating lists that the community agrees on."
"Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more."
"With a library of over 4,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace."
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
"Test your knowledge! Can you identify geographic features viewed from space? Each year, in honor of Geography Awareness Week, the National Air and Space Museum hosts the Geography From Space quiz."
Indeed: One Search, All Jobs
"Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. One search. All jobs. Indeed." Related site: Refdesk: Job Search Resources.
"Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages. This translator supports: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish."
Forbes:The World's Most Powerful People
"The Most Powerful People in the World list is an annual snapshot of the heads of state, CEOs and financiers, philanthropists and NGO chiefs, billionaires, and entrepreneurs who truly rule the world. It represents the collective wisdom of top FORBES editors, who consider hundreds of nominees before ranking the planet's top 72 power-brokers - one for every 100 million people on Earth - based on their scope of influence and their financial resources relative to their peers."
"Do it yourself home improvement and diy repair at Doityourself.com. Includes home improvement projects, home repair, kitchen remodeling, plumbing, electrical, painting, real estate, and decorating." Related site: Refdesk: Do-It-Yourself Resources.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
"Well-BeingIndex.com provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research. Articles and videos cover news, politics, government, business, economy, behavioral economics, management and employee engagement."
Astronomy Picture of the Day
"Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer."
"National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel."
New York Times: Daily News Quiz
"Five questions about the news of the day."
"StumbleUpon is the easiest way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web. We make the best recommendations just for you."
"Updates on your cosmos and world. Beautiful nature images from EarthSky's global community. Skywatching, moon and stargazing, tonight's sky."
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