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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
NOVA: Absolute Zero
"In this companion Web site to the NOVA program Absolute Zero, learn about the theoretical upper limit of temperature, find an article by author Tom Shachtman on the cultural impact of artificial refrigeration, read an interview with physicist Luis Orozco on ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates, browse a list of notable temperatures ranging from absolute zero to the hottest theoretical temperature in the universe, and more."
AAA Fuel Gauge Report
"AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Every day over 100,000 self-serve stations are surveyed."
The States of Marriage and Divorce - Pew Research Center
"Marriage, divorce and remarriage rates vary significantly among states as do average education and income levels. Analysis of new Census data reveals some interesting patterns. A Pew Research Center report."
Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt
"Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, and many are nearly as ancient. The use of chicken soup as a congestion cure dates back centuries. But is longevity any guarantee that a cold remedy works? Do effective cold remedies even exist? Here's a look at some common cold remedies and what's known about them." A Mayo Clinic site.
OneLook Dictionary Search
Dictionary search service that offers definitions from a variety of online English and foreign language dictionaries. Find the definition of a term, see terms that correspond to definition key words, or search for the correct spelling of a word.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Oct 2009 Unemployment Rate
"The unemployment rate rose from 9.8 to 10.2 percent in October, and nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline (-190,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on November 6, 2009. The largest job losses over the month were in construction, manufacturing, and retail trade." Full report available at this U.S. Department of Labor website.
Series of articles that explore the workings of electronics, computers, autos, finances, health, and scientific and social phenomena.
Old House Web: Home Remodeling, Repair and Improvement
"How-to tips, home remodeling and improvement ideas, home repair information, guide to home improvement suppliers, and more - from Old House Web."
Google Books: My Library
"You can create a personalized library on Google Books which allows you to label, review, rate, and of course, search a customized selection of books. These collections live online, and are accessible anywhere you can log in to your Google account. They are publicly visible to friends who know the URL of your collection, so once you've built a collection, you can share it with them by sending them a link to your library in Google Books."
Search the Family History Library's genealogy database, which contains millions of names from thousands of family trees. A project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Census Bureau: Veterans Day 2009: November 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.
Where can you get a flu shot? Ask Google
Google recently teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services to create a map function that will let you find out where you can get both H1N1 and seasonal flu shots by simply entering in your zip code or home town. To access Google's shot locator, click here.
"Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy."
Online home of the Biography Channel, with searchable multimedia biographies of famous or influential historical figures, virtual exhibits, episode and schedule information, and teaching materials for educators.
100 Milestone Documents that Shaped America
This site provides a listing 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.
Beyond California: States in Fiscal Peril
"California's financial problems are in a league of their own. But the same pressures that drove the Golden State toward fiscal disaster are wreaking havoc in a number of states, with potentially damaging consequences for the entire country. This examination by the Pew Center on the States looks closely at nine states, in addition to California, that are particularly affected by the recession."
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
"The Library of Congress Thomas site is the source for federal legislative information. Thomas provides several options for finding bills, resolutions, and legislative histories from 1973 to the present. Legislative information can be searched across multiple Congresses. Thomas is also the source for presidential nominations, treaties, committee reports, legislative resources for researchers and teachers. Thomas draws on the resources of the Library of Congress to provide users with valuable and historical information related to the legislative process."
Screening for Breast Cancer
"The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take into account patient context, including the patient's values regarding specific benefits and harms." The full report is available at this web site.
Library of Congress: Everyday Mysteries
"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 is produced by the Library of Congress."
Firefox Web Browser
"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."
"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."
AOL Money and Finance
"Money: Find out everything you need to know about money at AOL Money and Finance. Get business and financial news, stock quotes, portfolio tracking and planning for retirement. All the resources you need to manage your money are on Money and Finance."
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured by this NASA web site, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
National Weather Service
"National Weather Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology."
National Institutes of Health: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
This site by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Institutes of Health, provides content on drugs, supplements, and herbal information. You can browse by first letter of generic brand or brand drug name.
Census Bureau: Thanksgiving Day 2009: November 26
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. It eventually became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving.
"Stock Market Quotes, Business News and Financial News from the leading provider MarketWatch.com, wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Jones and Company, Inc."
"Bankrate.com provides cd rates, mortgage loan rate quotes for home loans, mortgages, home equity loan, auto loans, and the best credit cards. Mortgage calculator and tax advice content for home owners and personal finance needs."
"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."
U.S. State and County QuickFacts
"QuickFacts tables are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs. Profiles are available for the nation, states, counties, and large cities. QuickFacts now includes data for cities and towns with more than 25,000 people."
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