Are Travel Bans New?

In a word, no. Here is an article explaining the history of travel bans.

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How Emojis Have Evolved

The Emojipedia contains all emojis, their histories, and how they look across the various platforms.

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How Would Alien Life Forms Develop?

This article, Darwin’s Aliens, uses both theoretical and mechanical models to explain how aliens might evolve. And with some interesting results. The article concludes that “Combining both approaches is the best way to make predictions about the many hundreds, thousands or millions of hypothetical aliens. Now we just need to find them.”

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Veterans Day Observances in Hudson County

A list of Hudson County events is hereMany facts and figures on our veterans are available from the Census Bureau.

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Handbook of Houston

Launched in 2017 and modeled after the well-received Handbook of Texas, this site contains more than 1200 entries on this city. The articles have bibliographies as well as embedded links to other parts of the Handbook. The articles are arranged by topic; there is a separate biography section included. Given the devastation visited upon this urban area, the fourth largest in the country, a review of its history is in order.

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Feynman Lectures on Physics Online

Richard Feynman, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics, author of Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: The Adventures of a Curious Character (excerpts here), and a key member of the Rogers Commission investigating the Challenger explosion whose very simple and direct demonstration of the effect of cold temperatures on the O-rings showed him at his brilliant best, compiled a three-volumes opus of his lecture notes; they are now available online for perusal.

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Winners In New Jersey’s 2017 Elections

A complete listing is here. Of particular interest was the wide margin by which voters approved the ballot question on funding library renovations, further validating the importance of libraries in this electronic age.

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