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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
MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs, and Supplements
"From the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
Pew Research Center: Science Knowledge Quiz
"Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with a nationally representative group of 3,278 randomly selected U.S. adults surveyed online and by mail between Aug. 11 and Sept. 3, 2014 as members of the Pew Research Centers American Trends Panel. When you finish, you will be able to compare your scores with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups."
Collection of a wide range of science-related blogs including latest developments in Life Science, Physical Science, Environment, Medicine and many others scientific disciplines.
Old Maps Online
"Discovering the cartography of the past. Welcome to Old Maps Online, the easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world."
"Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of dark energy."
Quora: Your Best Source for Knowledge
"Quora is your best source of knowledge. Ask any question, get real answers from people with first hand experience, and blog about what you know."
"FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
U.S. Electoral College
"The official U.S. Electoral College web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and Electors, instructions for state officials and Electors, the timeline of key dates for the presidential election, information about laws and legal requirements related to the presidential election and the Electors, and Electoral vote distribution among the states. Use the Electoral College Calculator to predict who will win the next presidential election. View the state certificates of ascertainment and vote, popular vote results, find out who the electors are, and see results and certificates from past presidential elections."
GetHuman: Contact Customer Service
"The fastest ways to contact customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back. GetHuman has millions of tricks and shortcuts so you get better help more quickly. The ultimate customer tool."
Time and Date: Calculate Duration Between Two Dates
"This calculator calculates the duration, which is the day count and the number of days, months and years between two dates. Among other things, it can be used to find how many days old you are and the weekday you were born. Also see the advanced duration calculator which includes time as well."
U.S. Census Bureau: Veterans Day 2016: November 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking 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. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation and a remembrance ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
"The Weather Channel and weather.com provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage."
U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."
"Every life has a story. Biography.com captures the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about famous people. The last fateful day. The decision that changed everything. The moment of cheating death. The biggest break. The defining opportunity. The most shattering failure. The unexpected connection. With over 7,000 biographies and daily features that highlight newsworthy, compelling and surprising points-of-view, we are the digital source for true stories about people that matter."
"BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover great deals on acclaimed ebooks while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Members receive a personalized daily email alerting them to the best free and deeply discounted titles matching their interests as selected by our editorial team. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and is the industry's leading ebook price promotion service."
NASA: Earth Observatory Image of the Day
"The Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models."
U.S. National Weather Service
"Official U.S. weather, marine, fire and aviation forecasts, warnings, meteorological products, climate forecasts and information about meteorology."
Good News Planet
"We offer our archives to serve as a resource for people making a positive impact on society through news, entertainment and events, no matter what the obstacles are."
"Wordsmith is a worldwide online community of people who share a love for words, wordplay, language, and literature. They hail from more than 170 countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe and almost all other places in between."
Thefamouspeople.com: Famous People Born Today
"Thefamouspeople.com presents life history and biography of world famous people in various spheres of life."
MapQuest: Driving Directions
"Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Explore."
Arts and Letters Daily
"News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture."
"MedPageToday is a trusted and reliable source for clinical and policy coverage that directly affects the lives and practices of health care professionals."
Census Bureau: Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 24, 2016
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag Indians in attendance played a key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.
Black Friday 2016
"Complete Coverage of Black Friday 2016. Find all Black Friday Ads, Black Friday 2016 Sales, Black Friday 2016 Deals and Thanksgiving Sales here."
USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials
"Find contact information for federal, state, and local government agencies and elected officials."
Mayo Clinic: First Aid Guide
"First aid information from Mayo Clinic for use during a medical emergency."
Reader's Digest: Daily Jokes
"Looking for funny jokes? Settle in: You're in the right place. From clean knock-knock jokes and the top corny jokes to hilarious one-liners and clever riddles, we've got the jokes guaranteed to bring on serious laughs."
"EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world."
The Old Farmer's Almanac
"Old Farmer's Almanac offers free long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise and set times, best planting dates, and folklore."
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