The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, December 02, 2006
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Calendars from the Sky

Calendars are normally based on astronomical events, and the two most important
astronomical objects are the sun and the moon. Their cycles are very important in the construction and understanding of calendars. This site lets you explore the history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars.


How NASCAR Race Cars Work

NASCAR race cars have very little in common with street cars. Almost every detail of a NASCAR car is handmade. The bodies are built from flat sheet metal, the engines are assembled from a bare block and the frame is constructed from steel tubing. In this HowStuffWorks article, you will learn how these race cars are made.


Columbia Encyclopedia

Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.


Atlas of the Body

This site by the American Medical Association presents an atlas of the human body.


How Stem Cells Work

Their almost limitless potential has made stem cells a significant focus of medical
research. Imagine having the ability to return memory to an Alzheimer's patient, replace skin that was lost during a terrible accident or enable a wheelchair-bound person to walk again. But before scientists can use stem cells for medical purposes, they must first learn how to harness their power. In this HowStuffWorks article looks at stem cells, find out how they work, discover their potential to treat disease and get inside the fierce debate surrounding their research and use.


How to Deal with Medical Emergencies

Review this topic before you need it. Then, when you are faced with an emergency or
injury, you will know where to turn. Your confidence in dealing with both major and minor emergencies will be reassuring to an injured person. Site by WebMD. Note: This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.