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

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.

SOPA, PIPA Shelved Following Online Protests
2012-01-21 05:35:46

Following widespread protests and blackouts of multiple popular websites, Congress on Friday indefinitely postponed legislation intended to combat the online piracy of movies, music and other copyrighted content.

Wikimedia Raises Record $20M During Annual Fundraising Campaign
2012-01-05 05:51:54

The Wikimedia Foundation announced on Tuesday that it has raised a record-breaking $20 million from more than one million donors during a 46-day fundraising campaign.

Google Co-Founder Donates $500K To Wikipedia
2011-11-19 06:06:33

A charitable foundation established by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, has given a $500,000 grant towards Wikipedia's $28.3 million annual budget.

Cancer Information On Wikipedia Accurate, But Not Very Readable
2011-09-18 06:21:13

It is a commonly held that information on Wikipedia should not be trusted, since it is written and edited by non-experts without professional oversight. But researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found differently.

2011-04-14 21:18:39

Not so long ago Wikipedia was considered a playground for Capitol Hill staffers to game the system and make “the boss look better and the opponent look ridiculous.”

2011-02-25 02:59:00

VERSAILLES, France, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The public establishment of the Chateau, Museum and National Estate of Versailles and Wikimedia France, an association for the free sharing of knowledge, have today signed a partnership to allow a wider dissemination of the historical, architectural and artistic riches of the Chateau and Estate of Versailles. Wikimedia France promotes in France the famous on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects.


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'.