Help Support Refdesk
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
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time
"A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception. Related site: 15 Last-Minute April Fools' Day Pranks."
Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free
Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name software or online Fillable Forms. You can prepare and e-file your federal return for free. Participating software companies make their products available through the IRS. Some also support state tax returns. Review the three-step process below, and you'll be on your way to e-filing your return--for free! Official site of IRS.gov." Related site: IRS: Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers.
CNNMoney: Tax Center
"The latest in tax law updates, news, forms and advice from CNNMoney.com. Includes a refund savings calculator, and interactive tax lessons."
IRS Forms and Publications
"Welcome to the forms and publications resource page, the official source of IRS tax products. The links below provide methods to access and acquire both electronic and print media. Additionally, the Search function above provides basic and advanced search capabilities for published products available on IRS.gov."
Science360 News Service
"Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world. Science360 gathers news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, science blogs, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry."
The Library of Congress: Browse American Memory Collections
"Browse the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. View historical images, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, motion pictures, and more."
U.S. Dept. of Justice: National Sex Offender Registry
"This web site is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice to facilitate a free nationwide search for sex offenders registered by states, territories, Indian tribes, and the District of Columbia. NSOPW is the only sex offender search site with direct access to live registered sex offender information from the individual registration jurisdictions."
The Library of Congress: Today in History
"Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections."
"Bible.com is all new! Enjoy a free online Bible from YouVersion. Now, the simple, ad-free Bible experience loved by millions is available at Bible.com."
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
"The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies."
"The world's largest source of public safety, aircraft, rail, and marine radio live audio streams."
iTools: Use the best tools
"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."
"Your Town. Your News. Your Take. Local news and discussion forums for every city in the US, thousands of cities throughout the world and 300,000 other topics."
"DailyMe.com presents a roundup of the day's top news from leading newspapers, newswires, and other top sources. DailyMe can be fully customized to deliver the news you select directly to your email or printer."
2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners
"Winning stories, photographs and cartoons, as well as bios and photos of winners, are available by clicking the links below."
U.S. National Debt Clock
"Real Time U.S. National Debt Clock."
"An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us - energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US."
KnowDelay: Flight Delay Information
"Captain Delay's mission in life is to help travelers avoid weather-related flight delays by predicting them and notifying travelers 3 days in advance of their trip, while there's still time to find alternatives or change plans."
"Choose your flight from a simple list of results, explore destinations on a map, and find travel dates with the lowest fare with Flight Search."
HowStuffWorks: How Easter Works
"Every year as Easter approaches, stores are filled with jelly beans, candy eggs, egg-coloring kits, bunnies of all types, and baskets for carrying all of this bounty. However, most of us know that Easter isn't simply a commercial festival about dyeing and hiding eggs or wearing new spring attire. Easter is the Christian observance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection days later. It's the central festival of the Christian church and, after the Sabbath, it's the oldest Christian observance. In this article, we will explain the significance of the Easter holiday. We'll also explore the traditions behind it, including rolling - and even throwing - eggs. "
NASA Image of the Day
A different image from NASA everyday is presented at this site.
U.S. Census Bureau: Earth Day: April 22, 2014
"April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day - a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day - and Earth Week (April 16-22) - this edition of Profile America Facts for Features includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment."
"Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more."
Previous Site of the Day Archives
[ Return to Refdesk Home Page ]
[ Search Net ] [ Facts Subject Index ] [ Facts Encyclopedia ] [ Newspapers USA/World ] [ Report Broken Links ]
[ Fast Facts ] [ First Things First ] [ Quick Reference ] [ Site Map ] [ Top of Page ] [ HOME ]