Today's NewsJoin us for a look at Bing's picture of the day, A Famous Refuge, Explore Art, our news sources, Poetry and Poets, Top 50 Living Actors, and always so much more.
You'll also find lots more with our usual searches and ongoing stories along with comics.
BING: Picture of the DayTake a look at the latest picture from Bing http://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV
A Famous RefugeExplore the Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Then, take a look at some Arctic National Wildlife Refuge videos.
Read about these early environmentalists who promoted the refuge.
Now it is cuteness time. Let's look at pictures of Polar bear cubs
Explore ArtDo you know what abstract expressionism is? Take a look at the art of Willem de Kooning
News ComparedAccess a few of the most popular news sources from around the world. BBC Today: usually plays smoothly. It runs about 1:30 with the ad: We wonder what changes are coming. For a week we've been getting a notice that the video contains flash photography. Sometimes the audio starts before the video.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/ Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/ MSN today's whole site is set up for quick scanning.
MSN Top Ten: We keep tracking, these URL changes intrigue us. http://news.msn.com/us/10-things-to-know-today-129
Wednesday: http://news.msn.com/top-stories/10-things-to-know-today-23-april Yahoo GMA: See the video or pictures today and the list of story links. Click the pic upon arrival for that story. : http://gma.yahoo.com/ CNN Newday: We've been watching with interest as CNN revised it's site travel, filing the morning under a second click. We are enjoying the video minute on the home page.
Home page: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/
CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/ USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/04/24/five-things-to-know-thursday/8048405/
USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home
USA Today Home: http://www.usatoday.com/ NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/ NBC Top 6 in "know it all", and it is easy to find: NBC's 6 stories today: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/know-it-all/know-it-all-thursdays-top-6-stories-nbc-news-n88436
Know it all Search: http://www.nbcnews.com/search/know%20it%20all CBS Video: Eye Opener: The world in 90 seconds.
Links to other videos are usually available.
http://www.cbsnews.com/cbs-this-morning/eye-opener/ Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news: http://www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/680news 680 News site (fun to explore):http://www.680news.com/
Poetry and PoetsShakespeare's Sonnets
The Rag Doll by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
An Easter Poem: Love J.H.Blackman jr., poet
Famous PoetsPablo Neruda
Natasha Trethewey 2013-14 Maya Angelou
William Wordsworth It's National Poetry Month! Go ye and read Poetry! Here are the details on National Poetry Month 2014
Top 50 Living Actors of 2014While we seriously doubted we would look at this every week, we are! The articles are well written and offer a wealth of information! The countdown has reached #38. Great job Yahoo! We went also went searching for a 2013 list. We found several lists but didn't like their focus. Most had to do with money. http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/the-50-greatest-actors-alive--the-complete-list-230844756.html We did find: http://www.thebest100lists.com/best100actors/ which seems to be an ongoing list vote. This site has lots of ads, but is interesting.
Other SportsPlayoffs have arrived in two more sports. It is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
Shakespeare's BirthdayWilliam Shakespeare turned 450 on April 23. See if you know why, since his birthday is uncertain! Learn about The Globe theater
See a few quick tours on how Talk like Shakespeare with these videos.
Be glad you don't have to dress in the Shakespeare fashion of the day. The Globe has been re-created. Look at these wonderful Shakespeare Globe videos
Earth DayEarth Day was on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. How well do you know your Earth facts? Take a gander at some Living roofs videos
Come and visit one lovely Fog City time lapse video. Need a map? We wonder how soon it might be until they'll all be on flashdrives.
Bing BostonMonday was the Boston marathon. See videos of Boston marathon history
Look at the news, pictures, and history of Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston. Explore lights on bridges around the world in pictures.
Lots of great pix for your pinterest page!
Patriots DayMonday, April 21, 2014 was Patriots' Day.
"Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and Wisconsin and Patriot's Day in Maine)"
Free Pictures Forever?http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/flag-app-offers-free-photo-prints-forever-how-2D12032010
The ComicsThe Comics change Daily! Sadly the second site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons. http://news.yahoo.com/comics/ http://www.gocomics.com/ USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily. http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/opinion/cartoons/2012/09/18/daily-editorial-cartoons/1411813/
Our SearchesWith so much going on in the world we thought we'd try a few new searches over hot button issues and international locations that stay in the news from day to day that interest us. We hope they may interest you. Issues Human Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Human+Rights%2C+latest+news Civil Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Civil+Rights%2C+latest+news
Places Syria: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Syria%2C+latest+news Ukraine: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Ukraine%2C+latest+news
Spain: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Spain%2C+latest+news Venezuela: http://www.bing.com/search?q=venezuela+latest+news
A FEW ONGOING SEARCHES AND STORIESCatch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/ancient-world/ Play with it! NBC has a cool search: http://www.nbcnews.com/search/ Obamacare We like our one stop news source. They keep it updated. We think it works better than just grabbing stories and we will keep it! This will likely remain a constant news attack point until January's budget talks take front stage, center again: http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/ The Supreme Court Current Session Here is a search to keep up with news from John Roberts and the Supremes! http://www.bing.com/search?q=news%2C+Supreme+Court Storms and Earthquakes We created a few weather searches so we - and our readers - could keep up on the latest devastation news happening too often these days around the world. We may play with our search parameters. It doesn't seem to be sorting the stories very well. Typhoons: Edited:
http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=storms%2C+typhoons%2C+latest+news+2014 Hurricanes: Edited:
We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each will be changed over the next year. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?