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Foreign Relations of the United States The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office. FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. The organization of FRUS is generally chronological, but the dates of the volumes do not necessarily reflect the dates of documentary history. For example, the volumes for 1900-1918 do not include the records dealing with World War I or the Russian Revolution.

This Foot-Long Box Is the Most Advanced Particle Collider in the World The CERN particle collider is 17 miles long. China just announced a supercollider that is supposed to be roughly 49 miles long. The United States' new particle collider is just under 12 inches long. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in having a bunch of plasma inside of it, allowing researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif., to accelerate particles more than 500 times faster than traditional methods. Tips on Choosing The Best Web Hosting Company Once you have decided to set up your space on web, the first step you involved is searching for a trusted hosting company. How will you find that? Choosing the reliable web hosting company can be confusing with countless of questions. By asking friends, neighbors, co-workers, relatives, etc., Google search is a better way to find a good hosting company. Whatever the way you used to find a best hosting company doesn’t matter.

Sledding Crows and How Anthropomorphism Helps (and Hurts) the Environmental Movement (Video) Yahoo/Screen capture A video of a crow (embedded below) that appears to love spending his free time sledding down a roof on a jar lid has garnered over two million clicks. That is two million people enjoying humankind's ability to look at an animal and think we know how it is feeling. We love sledding. Birds love sledding. We love birds that love sledding. Blog directory – News from Google Whether it’s a product or feature launch or a cool new initiative, chances are that you’ll read about most news from Google on one of our blogs. We started blogging in May of 2004 and now have a network of company blogs that cover topics as diverse as our renewable energy policies, product updates, developer challenges and code snippets, and information for advertisers and partners. The official blog for information about the AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and AdMob APIs and SDKs Das offizielle deutsche AdSense-Blog El blog oficial de AdSense en español Le Blog officiel AdSense en français Il blog ufficiale di AdSense in Italiano Het Officiële Nederlandse Google AdSense Blog Oficjalny polski blog o AdSense O blog oficial do AdSense em português Google AdSense 中文網誌 Google’a içeriden bir bakış.

Resources for Teaching Social Studies Top free resources for teaching and learning Social Studies The Library of Congress – Resources in “for teachers” page include ready-to-use materials that brings the Library’s primary sources aligned with state standards into the classrooms, online modules to build teacher skills with the Library’s professional development curriculum (Library of Congress Learning Page “The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum.”) American Memory from the Library of Congress – American Memory provides “free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. The World Digital Library (WDL) whilst in Qatar. Bookmarks

Philosophers Stone. Selected views from the boat. by Ninja Bambi I awoke this morning, pondering on the evidence I still witness and experience of the hooks, barbs and velcro that remain deep in our flesh, or which just snag at our clothing from time to time. I see these various forms of hooks as representing some aspect of the control system, the Matrix. When we decide to break free of this control system, we encounter massive problems, in the form of the myriad of hooks, comfort hooks, safety hooks, family hooks, emotional-reaction-dependance hooks, religious hooks, nationality hooks, etc. And one of the most insidious ways in which this matrix has us hooked, and what I wish to discuss in this essay, is its Calendar systems. In particular I refer to the standard western calendar, as it was within this where my indoctrination took place.

Animation Today Hollywood's animation community has entered its post-Pixar era, creating fresh opportunities for everybody else, including the animation community in India. Pixaris no longer the scruffy, fun-loving studio it was a lifetime ago, back in 1995 when “Toy Story” was released. It has been a while since we read magazine articles that gushed about Pixar's customized animator cubicles, the Tiki room, Old West saloon and Olympic size swimming pool.

Empress Royal Paulownia Tree Step 1: Dig the hole Pick the perfect spot with full or partial sunlight and with moist or well drained soil. Dig the hole so it is shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width. Loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through. Drag the point of a shovel along the sides and bottom of the hole. AdWords: Keyword Tool With Keyword Planner, we've combined the functionality of Keyword Tool and Traffic Estimator to make it easier to plan search campaigns. That's why Keyword Tool is no longer available. You can use Keyword Planner to find new keyword and ad group ideas, get performance estimates for them to find the bid and budget that are right for you, and then add them to your campaigns. Note To access Keyword Planner, sign in to your AdWords account at Click the Tools and Analysis drop-down menu and select "Keyword Planner." Keep in mind that the anonymous keyword tool is no longer available.

Free and Open Source Civilization Game in HTML5 Browser Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age… Freeciv-web can be played online using a desktop computer, mobile phone or tablet. Freeciv-web has been optimized for the iPhone 5 on mobile and modern HTML5 browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. An introduction and short tutorial appears below. Check out the FreeCiv wiki to help get you started. 10 News Outlets Corporate Media Doesn’t Want You to Follow Aaron Nelson | The Pontiac Tribune You are not the only one who believes the corporate media works for the establishment to secure the status quo and shape false narratives — so we compiled a list of 10 independent news outlets that would prefer you think for yourself. These days most Americans have lost faith in corporate-owned media outlets because they believe the institution of press protected in the first amendment no longer represents the people of our great nation. For many, it has been challenging to replace the failed dinosaur media, which is why I’m writing this article for people seeking legitimate sources. As everyone discovered earlier this month when Brian Williams admitted to making up false Iraq war stories, Fox News clearly isn’t the only outlet that has gone off the deep end in crafting a reality of their choosing. Here are 10 news outlets the corporate media doesn’t want you to follow:

Google knows where you’ve been, and Your Timeline for Maps shows you If you're all-in on Google services — say, if you use Google Now on your smartphone — you're likely aware of the fact that Google tracks your location to serve you useful information. What you might not realize is just how much location data Google has on you. Surprisingly enough, the company has just turned that somewhat creepy bit of info into a new feature called Your Timeline. For Google Maps users on Android and on the web, this feature will let you "visualize your real-world routines" — a less sketchy way of saying you can see everywhere that Google has tracked you with its Location History setting. In fitting with Google's typically excellent app design, Your Timeline shows up in a nice, scrollable format that reminds me of the new Google Calendar app, letting you swipe your way through a day to see where Google saw you. It even pulls in relevant photos you might have taken if you're using the Google Photos app for that extra bit of "this is your life" oddness.

Red Rain in India May Have Alien Origin By Arshdeep SaraoEpoch Times Staff Created: August 6, 2012 Last Updated: August 11, 2012 This red rain sample from 2001 contains a thick suspension of cells that lack DNA and may originate from cometary fragments. (Godfrey Louis/CUSAT) A rare shower of red rain fell for about 15 minutes in the city of Kannur, Kerala, India, early on June 28. Local residents were perturbed, but this is not the first time the state has experienced colored rain.

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