Image description: This image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover’s drill. The image was taken after the sample was transferred from the drill to the rover’s scoop.
In planned subsequent steps, the sample will be sieved, and portions of it delivered to the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument and the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument. The scoop is 1.8 inches (4.5 centimeters) wide.
Image from NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Register with the National “Do Not Call” Registry
- Online at DoNotCall.gov.
- By telephone at 1-888-382-1222 or TTY: 1-866-290-4236.
Verify if and when your phone number was registered.
If you have already signed up for the “Do Not Call” Registry and would now like to have your name and phone number removed from the list, you can call 1-888-382-1222 from the telephone number you want deleted. They will remove your number from the Registry within 24 hours.
Registered and Still Getting Calls
Telemarketers should stop calling you after your phone number has been on the “Do Not Call” Registry for 31 days. If you receive a telemarketing call after 31 days, file a complaint online with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or by phone at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
You may also file a complaint if you receive a call that used a recorded message instead of a live person, even if your phone number is not on the Registry.
From the National Archives:
Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks
On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42 year-old woman took a seat near the front of the bus on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger when instructed by the bus driver, police were called and she was arrested.
The police report shows that Rosa Parks was charged with “refusing to obey orders of bus driver.” According to the report, she was taken to the police station, where she was booked, fingerprinted, and briefly incarcerated.
The event touched off a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system in which a 26-year-old unknown minister, Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as the leader.
(more via DocsTeach)
Image description: Did you know approximately 117 million people - over one-third of the U.S. population - get some or all of their drinking water from public systems that rely in part on headwater, seasonal or rain-dependent streams?
Learn more about why streams matter.
Photo from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
If you’re sending holiday packages abroad this year, the U.S. Postal Service shipping deadlines are approaching in the next several days. In order to have your packages arrive by Christmas
- Dec. 3 is the last day to ship by Priority Mail International.
- Dec. 11 is the last day to ship by Priority Mail Express International.
- Dec. 18 is the last day for most international shipping.
If you’re shipping packages to military members, they must be mailed by Dec. 17.
If you’re shipping packages within the United States that you want to arrive by Christmas
- Dec. 14 is the last day to ship using Standard Post.
- Dec. 20 is the last day to send First Class Mail.
- Dec. 21 is the last day to send Priority Mail.
- Dec. 23 is the last day to send Priority Mail Express.
Find all the deadlines and compare shipping options online with the U.S. Postal Service.