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2/1/06   MSN Encarta Encyclopedia
   Search more than 4,500 articles on the world of knowledge - from aardvark to Zambia.
2/2/06   Global Warming: Frequently Asked Questions
   Questions and answers about global warming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Questions include: is global warming happening, is the sea level rising, definitions of the greenhouse effect, the relationship of El Niņos and global warming, and sources for more information.
2/3/06   China in the Red
   Companion Web site to a 2003 PBS Frontline documentary that tells the stories of 10 Chinese individuals ... caught up in China's dramatic, ongoing effort to modernize its economy.
2/4/06   New York Public Library Digital Galley
   NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 415,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
2/5/06   PackTrack.com
   This site helps you track your package, fast. Site's unique features include: Customizable quick-access buttons, Package tracking log for fast re-tracking, and Access to multiple carriers' tracking on one fast-loading web page.
2/6/06   Understanding America After 9/11
   We knew life in America would never be the same after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but no one knew exactly how it would change. How has our society and country come to terms since then? Public radio tackles this question with Understanding America after 9/11, a week of special coverage on stations nationwide. Stories and programs from Understanding America after 9/11 were broadcast on public radio stations nationwide September 3 through September 10, 2002. Many of the stories are archived on this site.
2/7/06   Trans Fat Now Listed On Food Labels
   The Food and Drug Administration now requires food manufacturers to list trans fat (i.e., trans fatty acids) on Nutrition Facts and some Supplement Facts panels. Scientific evidence shows that consumption of saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL or 'bad') cholesterol levels that increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, over 12.5 million Americans suffer from CHD, and more than 500,000 die each year.
2/8/06   Medicare and Medicaid at 40
   The Medicare and Medicaid health coverage programs were signed into law July 30, 1965. The Kaiser Family Foundation has some new resources that examine how Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and how they have evolved over the past 40 years. You will find new documentaries and extended interviews with key policymakers and government officials examining the origins of Medicare and Medicaid, new interactive historical timelines, a chart pack of key information and statistics.
2/9/06   The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
   This site hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth from 1961 through the present.
2/10/06   Torino 2006 Winter Olympics
   Official web site for the 20th Olympic Winter Games which play from February 10 -26, 2006, in Torino. Italy.
2/11/06   Mayo Clinic: Building a Better Diet
   Perhaps you've noticed that the days of the four basic food groups - dairy, meat and protein, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals - are long gone. Today, healthy-eating plans - including the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid -encompass a far wider range of options. Such options include legumes, whole grains, seeds and nuts, fish, and even plant oils, such as olive oil. Add in ethnic, religious, cultural and personal preferences, and you have more options than ever when planning healthy meals and snacks. Healthy eating can be presented in a variety of plans, but eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated. This Mayo Clinic site provides some basic principles common to all healthy-eating plans to help you stay on the path to good health.
2/12/06   RootsWeb.com
   The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb.com are designed to facilitate such connections. "But where do I begin?" That question is often asked by new users when faced with all the options available at RootsWeb.com. The best ways for you to connect to others on RootsWeb.com are to make it easy for others to find you, ask for help, and give others help. This page will give you a brief overview of the many resources available at RootsWeb.com; and areas where you will want to contribute as your own research progresses.
2/13/06   National Geographic Photography
   This National Geographic site features a photo of the day, galleries, photographer bios, news, FAQs, and more.
2/14/06   How Valentine's Day Works
   When did the Valentine's Day frenzy begin? As is true of much of history, scholars tell slightly different versions of the history of this popular holiday. This HowStuffWorks ariticle looks at that history, with its Roman and Christian roots, as well as holiday traditions that have developed over the years. The site also checks out some old valentines and some new ones.
2/15/06   Terrorism Knowledge Base
   This site is the one-stop resource for comprehensive research and analysis on global terrorist incidents, terrorism-related court cases, and terrorist groups and leaders. The Terrorism Knowledge Base illuminates the current status of terrorism today. It takes users through the history, affiliations, locations, and tactics of the terrorism entities operating across the world at this moment. The database features interactive maps, biographies on key terrorist personalities, dynamic graphs, and succinct summaries on who is who and what is what inside the shadowy world of terrorism today.
2/16/06   How Much is That?
   Have you ever wondered what the value of a dollar was in 1895? Or what the GDP was in 1929? Here is a place where you can ask questions of comparative value covering purchasing power, exchange rates, and other variables between the past and today. Related site: Time Capsule.
2/17/06   Traditions of the Sun
   Our shared interest in better understanding the mysteries of the Sun, forms a common bond between those who built the great structures of Chaco Canyon and the Yucatan, and people today. At this NASA site, you will learn about the ancestral Native Americans in New Mexico and the ancient Maya in the Yucatan and gain a better understanding of the active Sun, and its importance to them and, to us.
2/18/06   Bartleby.com
   The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
2/19/06   Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
   A one-volume online encyclopedia that includes 25,000 short entries.
2/20/06   National Geographic News
   This is a daily news service produced by the popular magazine. Its focus is on the geographic aspects of world news, and it can for example on a particular day report on earthquake studies in Tokyo, large catfish in Thailand and the salvage of a ship on the Carolina coast that may just possibly be the last ship of the pirate Blackbeard.
2/21/06   Library of Congress
   The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.
2/22/06   A Primer on Gasoline Prices
   This Primer has been created by the Energy Information Administration with the U.S. Department of Energy. Gasoline, one of the main products refined from crude oil, accounts for just about 16 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. The primary use for gasoline is in automobiles and light trucks. Gasoline also fuels boats, recreational vehicles, and various farm and other equipment. While gasoline is produced year-round, extra volumes are made in time for the summer driving season. The cost to produce and deliver gasoline to consumers includes the cost of crude oil to refiners, refinery processing costs, marketing and distribution costs, and finally the retail station costs and taxes. The prices paid by consumers at the pump reflect these costs, as well as the profits (and sometimes losses) of refiners, marketers, distributors, and retail station owners.
2/23/06   How Far Is It?
   This site uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
2/24/06   Merck Veterinary Manual
   The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations. Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword using advanced search.
2/25/06   FamilyDoctor.org
   This Web provides health information for the whole family site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
2/26/06   Robert's Rules of Order
   In 1876 General Henry M. Robert set out to bring the rules of the American Congress to members of ordinary societies with the publication of Pocket Manual of Rules of Order. It sold half a million copies before this revision of 1915 and made Robert's name synonymous with the orderly rule of reason in deliberative societies.
2/27/06   100 Most Often Misspelled Words
   Here are the 100 words most often misspelled ('misspell' is one of them) as presented by yourDictionary.com. Each word has a mnemonic pill with it and, if you swallow it, it will help you to remember how to spell the word. Master the orthography of the words on this page and reduce the time you spend searching dictionaries by 50%.
2/28/06   National Weather Service
   The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

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