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internet
2014-12-09 04:43:45

The majority of American Internet users feel better informed when it comes to knowing what products and services to buy, as well as both national and international news and popular culture.

day care more expensive than college tuition
2014-12-08 11:16:53

While the cost of college tuition can weigh heavily on a couple’s financial plans for their children, a much more immediate cost – daycare – should be just as concerning.

missing brains
2014-12-03 12:45:21

What sounds more like a Halloween horror story is actually unfolding right now on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

Galaxy NGC 4151
2014-11-27 04:33:24

By looking into the ‘Eye of Sauron,’ astronomers have developed a high-resolution way of determining cosmic distance from Earth, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

iguana
2014-11-19 15:19:01

And it's not because they're just on some new meditative-breathing kick.

bill nye
2014-11-06 03:35:09

Bill Nye sat down for a Reddit AMA this afternoon and discussed science, his show and how to take the perfect selfie.

New ESA/Hubble Flickr Page Launched
2014-10-28 03:10:46

Your Hubble Pictures, a new ESA/Hubble Flickr page, has been launched. It exists to host the drawings, paintings, processed astronomical images, models, photographs, cartoons and any other content inspired by Hubble and made by you.

amazon firetv stick 1
2014-10-28 05:13:26

Amazon on Monday revealed the Fire TV Stick, a new $39 streaming media gadget scheduled to ship on November 19 that is designed to go head-to-head with Google’s $35 Chromecast and Roku’s $35 Streaming Stick.

2014-10-09 16:24:07

Raises awareness on behalf of families facing Duchenne muscular dystrophy TRENTON, N.J., Oct.

Internet Archive Flickr Collection
2014-09-01 05:01:38

Millions of photos and illustrations from the pages of public domain books originally digitized by the US Internet Archive have been uploaded to Flickr by a research fellow at Georgetown University in Washington DC.


Latest Jane Freeman Reference Libraries

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near Santa Barbara. Half of the entire park consists of ocean water and seventy-six percent of the...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
2013-03-19 14:17:18

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in northeast Ohio, between the cities of Cleveland and Akron. The park holds about 20,339 acres of protected land that occurs along the Cuyahoga River. Before the area was established as a national park, the valley became a popular place for 1870s city dwellers to relax on boat rides or carriage rides. The establishment of the park began in 1910 and continued through the 1920’s, during which time the Akron and Cleveland metropolitan parks were...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.