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2014-07-02 23:07:39

Policypedia is Third Citizen-Driven Web Platform Launched by Lucy Burns Institute Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 This week, the Lucy Burns Institute announced the launch of Policypedia, an online encyclopedia of public policy information. The goal of Policypedia is to provide users with useful, accessible information about today’s most consequential public policy issues. Policypedia is sponsored by the Lucy Burns Institute (LBI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in...

2014-06-25 23:11:22

Britannica Digital Learning today announced a revised edition of Britannica Student Encyclopedia, its award-winning reference set for grades 3-8. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Britannica Digital Learning today announced a revised edition of Britannica Student Encyclopedia, its award-winning reference set for grades 3-8. The 16-volume set includes a host of revisions, including articles on Australia, David Beckham, Barack Obama, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Mars, Pope and the Williams...

wikipedia flaws in health entries
2014-05-28 05:20:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wikipedia may be the most popular general reference website on the Internet, but it is far from the most accurate, as evidenced by a new study that discovered inaccuracies in 90 percent of its health-related entries. In the study, lead investigator Dr. Robert Hasty of Campbell University and his colleagues reviewed the collaboratively edited, free access online encyclopedia’s articles on 10 of the most costly medical conditions,...

2014-05-05 23:03:49

Fast-Growing Civic Education Nonprofit Strengthens Leadership Team Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Lucy Burns Institute announced today that award-winning journalist Ron Donoho has joined the organization to guide the development of their expanding portfolio of civic education resources. Donoho comes with a wealth of experience, having spent the past 18 years as an executive leader in the media industry. Joining the Institute in advance of the 2014 midterm elections, Donoho is...

2014-04-28 23:12:34

KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to make information and knowledge available to people all over the world by donating $4000. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Wikipedia has 30 million articles written in 287 languages and more than 500 million unique visitors per month. And the story goes on. That’s why KeepCalling decided to support this immense project called Wikipedia, offering a $4000 donation. This is the fourth time KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to spread...

2014-03-11 23:26:38

Britannica Digital Learning today announced Britannica Library, the next generation of its comprehensive reference and research service for library users of all ages. The newly designed site is Britannica’s richest library product to date and includes new and continuously revised articles from encyclopedias, journals and periodicals, related multimedia, primary sources, links to useful Web sites and ebooks. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Britannica Digital Learning today announced...

Encyclopedia Britannica To Answer Bing Questions
2012-06-09 04:52:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com After ceasing print publication of its history volumes, it was fairly clear that Encyclopedia Britannica must forge an online presence in order to remain a fixture of historical information, even if the bookshelves are virtual. Bing, Microsoft's search engine, just entered into a partnership with Encyclopedia Britannica to provide Britannica Online answers directly on the Bing results page as part of Bing's answers feature. Search for philosophers such as...

Encyclopedia Britannica Closes Book on Print Edition
2012-03-15 04:14:52

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com Encyclopedia Britannica has announced that it will no longer publish its flagship, 32-volume printed edition. Updated regularly and only available every other year, the printed version sold for $1400. On Tuesday the Chicago based publisher announced that it would instead focus on selling its established reference works to subscribers through its websites, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. “This is not a sad day at Britannica. We are a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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