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2014-11-28 16:22:24

Obamacare requires that most everyone have health insurance or pay a penalty - which is set for a steep increase.

Florence Natural History Museum
2014-11-27 03:00:27

Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation due to progressive loss of scientific relevance, decreasing economic investments and scarcity of personnel.

2014-11-25 16:30:22

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't believe everything that trends. The Budweiser Clydesdales are not going anywhere.

2014-11-24 23:09:27

Consumer excitement for shopping reaches its peak during this time of year; one of the most popular items on the shopping list for discounted prices is the Xbox One game player, accessories, and

2014-11-20 12:37:19

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-20 08:35:59

Interactive Digital Calendar Brings Sharing and Caring to Holiday Anticipation CLEVELAND, Nov.

2014-11-18 08:33:08

Increase in Insurers Amplified Competition SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-18 08:26:12

Andrews McMeel Publishing Announces Paperback Edition of The Complete Far Side by Gary Larson KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov.

2014-11-12 12:28:03

Grant to Fund WorkSafe Domestic Violence Education for Businesses LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Gov.

2014-11-06 23:05:33

On Nov. 5, 2014, federal Court of Appeals ruled for out-of-network provider’s ERISA right to sue United Healthcare on behalf of patients for out-of-network deductible waiver claim denials.


Latest Humanities Reference Libraries

Chalmers Touring 1922
2014-02-21 10:51:47

Chalmers-Detroit was an automobile company formed in 1908 when Hugh Chalmers bought out the Thomas-Detroit company. It was renamed to Chalmers in 1911. During the 1910s the company thrived but the post-WWI recession of the 1920s caused the company to merge with the Maxwell Automobile Company. In 1923, Chalmers ended all vehicle production. The brand is owned by Chrysler. Chalmers were considered to be an expensive car for that era. The 30 Touring and the 30 Roadster both sold for $1,500...

Sega Nomad
2013-08-10 07:32:11

The Sega Nomad is a handheld gaming console also known as the Sega Genesis Nomad. It was released by Sega on October 13, 1995 as a portable version of the home based unit the Sega Genesis. This unit is one of the few systems that can play most of the games from any region without an adapter. The system sold around one million units before it was discontinued in 1997. It was codenamed Project Venus during its development as Sega’s policy during that era was to name their systems after...

Nintendo DS Lite
2013-08-05 12:24:52

The Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with a dual screen, developed by Nintendo. It is slimmer, lighter, and brighter than the original Nintendo DS. It was available in Japan on March 2, 2006 with 550,000 systems released; it was sold out soon after its launch. Nintendo released another 700,000 in April 2006, and once again the units sold out by late May 2006. Every time the stores would restock their shelves, the system would sell out within days of arrival. This continued for...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached 250,000 and was second to the Atari VCS. The Channel F, using an F8 CPU, produced enough AI to use...

RCA Studio II
2013-04-28 10:25:17

The RCA Studio II was released in January 1977 by RCA as a video game console. It had black and white graphics that were similar to Pong consoles. Game control used two built-in ten button keypads instead of controllers. The keypads made it difficult for two player games to be played because the players would have to sit so close together. It was discontinued in 1979. It used a switch box for the RF modulator and power supply. The sounds produced from the unit were comprised of varying...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.