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  • Gapminder animates changing world trends - income, health, life expectancy, agriculture, engergy, ....
  • xkcd A web comic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - for 'The Big Bang Theory' generation
  • Bad Science how, and where, good science is turned bad.
  • The Royal Institution has an on-line archive of science 'Christmas Lectures' (shown on television) going back to 1962
  • Big Crystals
  • Life - but not as we know it (Deep underwater photography)
  • So, several nights ago I spent an hour looking over a newly found web site. But what seemed like one hour turned out to have been six hours! The site was instructables.com. If you're a practical person, one that can build, hack, modify or repair gadgets then this site is a treat. Lots of recipes, tips, tricks, and 'howtos' for the household, kitchen and workshop. Over 3000 projects with easy to follow instructions submitted by the site members.
  • I know it's hard to believe, but some of the great stories circulating on the internet aren't true! The Urban Legends Reference Pages will help you sort the bogus from the true.
  • I learnt everything I know about dancing from Matt, who's been dancing all over the world. (Norway looks like a dangerous place to dance!)
  • Akiyoshi's Optical illusions See the latest of these dizzying images on the master's own web site
  • Some disturbing Nightmares from the BBC (and the videos themselves)
  • From the traditional to the latest digital techniques deviantART is the largest on-line art community on the web. Community resources include portfolios, critique, forums, articles.
  • Kurt Wenner's amazing chalk 3D drawings on pavements.
  • For decades the BBC site has provided printed support material for the BBC's Radio and Television output. So when the web came along it was only a matter of time before this material found it's way onto the BBC web site. Now the BBC web site is a jewel on the web - the extensive content, includes educational & exam support material, news which is updated as a story develops, schedules, some radio programs are streamed (you can listen to it over the internet if you're out of transmitter range), Science, Sport, ....
  • The CIA World Fact Book lots of info about every country on Earth, Maps, Economy, Religion, Politics, Statistics . . .
  • NationMaster extends the World Fact Book by incorporating information from many other sources.
  • Covering many of it's projects, the large NASA web site has lots of amazing (& copyright free) space images.
  • A great site for the enquiring mind. HowStuffWorks explains how all sorts of devices do their thing.
  • Goole Maps of Earth zoom right into your house or get a satellite view! But there's more: how about Mars! or even The Moon - Ya got to zoom right in to see the real structure :-)