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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

MAY 2012

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5/1/12   Food Safety News
   "Food Safety News is a daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety. Here we have created one place that pulls it all together for the food safety community and fills a void in our food safety system. It is about using the Web to put as much available food safety information in one place as is possible. We provide timely reporting on food safety issues with contributed articles from food safety leaders and feeds from government, food industry, and other food safety authorities."
5/2/12   U.S. Census Bureau - Older Americans Month: May 2012
   "A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition."
5/3/12   Bartleby.com
   "Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction."
5/4/12   Smithsonian Institution: Ocean Portal
   "Explore the sea on the Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Marine biology, videos, pictures, facts and more."
5/5/12   BBC: Human Body and Mind
   "Find out about your brain, organs, nervous system, muscles and skeleton and get to know yourself better with our psychological tests."
5/6/12   Discover Magazine: Not Exactly Rocket Science
   "A Discover magazine blog by award-winning science writer Ed Yong. He chronicles the awe-inspiring world of science with wit and insight."
5/7/12   Library of Congress
   "The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts."
5/8/12   Washington Post: Super Moon Photos from Around the World
   "The moon had its biggest, brightest night of the year May 5, 2012, making its closest approach to Earth - in its full glory."
5/9/12   Brain Metrix: Brain Training
   "Brain Metrix is an educational website dedicated to brain training programs; you can achieve optimum fitness by visiting your gym, and engaging in a brain fitness program that is both fun and stimulating. Here you stretch and train your brain to the limit, you can train and test your memory or test your reflexes or even your brain creativity and improve it and much more."
5/10/12   Google Images
   "Google Images. The most comprehensive image search on the web."
5/11/12   Science Daily
   "Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution - the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate and environment, computers, engineering, health and medicine, math, physics, psychology, technology, and more - from the world's leading universities and research organizations."
5/12/12   How to Clean Stuff
   "How to Clean Anything and Everything!"
5/13/12   U.S. Census Bureau: Mother's Day - May 13, 2012
   "The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day."
5/14/12   Atmospheric Optics
   "Atmospheric optics - Rainbows, halos, glories and many other visual spectacles produced by light playing on water drops, dust and ice crystals in the atmosphere with explanations, images and downloadable freeware to simulate them."
5/15/12   CalorieLab: Calorie Counter
   "A calorie counter and nutrition facts database for tens of thousands of foods, including generic foods, brand name foods, and menu items from hundreds of fast food and table service restaurants."
5/16/12   Wise Geek
   "Who is behind Wise Geek? It's one of the most common questions we receive. We are a team of researchers, writers and editors dedicated to providing short, clear and concise answers to common questions. Currently, there are over 200 active contributors."
5/17/12   iTools
   "The best tools from across the web. Use one and switch to another tool with a click. Tools to look up, to translate, to convert, to find anything."
5/18/12   WordIQ Dictionary
   "WordIQ is a free online dictionary, encyclopedia, and educational resource. Our goal is to provide a valuable learning tool for students, parents, and teachers. We believe that learning should be free and that anyone who wants to spend the time to self-educate themselves through the discovery of information on the web should be empowered to do so. With our diverse array of reference material on our website, we hope that you will find everything you need from WordIQ."
5/19/12   Infoplease
   "Infoplease.com, a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Infoplease.com contains facts on all subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, education, world news, and united states government and history."
5/20/12   Space.com: 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse
   "Skywatchers from China to Texas are in for a rare celestial treat today (May 20, 2012) when the moon blots out most of the sun to create dazzling "ring of fire" solar eclipse. The eclipse today is known as an annular solar eclipse and is the first of its kind to be widely visible from much of the United States since 1994." Related site: SLOOH Space Camera.
5/21/12   Inbox.com
   "Get a free email account from Inbox.com. Rated as one of the best free web-based email services by About.com and TopTenReviews. Offers 5 gigabytes of webmail storage."
5/22/12   Legacy: Obituaries
   "Legacy.com is the leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry. Legacy.com enhances online obituaries with Guest Books, funeral home information, and florist links."
5/23/12   Reference.com
   "Reference.com - a free online encyclopedia and information reference. Research articles from Columbia Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Britannica."
5/24/12   Ask.com
   "Ask.com is the #1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people - all in one place."
5/25/12   GasBuddy: National Gas Price Map
   "GasBuddy lets you search for Gas Prices by city, state, zip code, with listings for all cities in the USA and Canada. Updated in real-time, with national average price for gasoline, current trends, and mapping tools."
5/26/12   GetHuman
   "Phone numbers, customer service contact information, reviews, tips, and other tools, time-savers and details for thousands of companies worldwide. Get faster and better technical support or general customer service by checking the contact information, ratings, phone number listings and chat options from GetHuman.com."
5/27/12   State Health Facts
   "The Kaiser Family Foundation presents statehealthfacts.org, an innovative resource for free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states."
5/28/12   Memorial Day 2012: US Department of Veterans Affairs
   "Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries."
5/29/12   GigaPan Time Machine
   "Explore simultaneously in space and time with GigaPan Time Machine. Each Time Machine on this page captures a process in extreme detail over space and time, with billions of pixels of explorable resolution. Choose a time machine and zoom into the image while traveling backwards or forwards through time. Select a Time Warp and the time machine's authors will take you on a guided space-time tour with text annotations explaining what you are viewing."
5/30/12   FindHow: The How-to Search Engine
   "FindHow, the How-To search engine, brings trust back into the equation by focusing on indexing only high-quality How-To's, typically from well-known, recognized brand names or individuals. Many of these sources (often companies, government entities, or educational institutions) have other motives for providing information besides pure profits, and most have trusted, off-line brand name reputations to protect - which encourages them to focus on providing trustworthy and high-quality information."
5/31/12   Time Magazine: Quotes of the Day
   Top new quotes of the day from Time Magazine.

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