- Microsoft's alternative web search engine.
- The most frequently used web search engine.
- Internet Archive
- A comprehensive archive of old webpages and other software.
- A search engine that uses pictures for input.
- A useful website for looking up IP addresses.
- Who is my ISP?
- A tool for identifying internet service providers.
- High Energy Observatories
- Scientific and general information on NASA's X-ray and gamma ray
- Optical and Near-Infrared Observatories
- Mid-Infrared and Far-Infrared Observatories
- Submillimeter and Radio Telescopes
- Journals and Other Publications
- Databases and Scientific Image Archives
Astronomy Tools -
Useful almanac information for amateur and professional astronomy.
- CASA - The software package
used for general radio astronomy data reduction.
Dartmouth Stellar Evolution Database - Multiple tools for
modelling the brightnesses and colors of stars.
- DS9 - The best professional
astronomy image display program.
- The IDL Astronomy User's
Library - Useful IDL programs for astronomy data processing.
99 - A professional astronomy model that produces
synthetic spectra of stellar populations.
- SunCalc - A tool that
overlays the position of the Sun on Google Maps.
- ARKive - Information
about, photos of, and videos of animals around the world.
- HowStuffWorks -
The sceince and engineering behind everyday things.
- ScienceWorld -
Reference pages on physical sciences and mathematics from Wolfram
- WebElements -
A useful web version of the periodic table of the elements.
Wooden Periodic Table Table - A website about a table with a
sarcastic name that won the IgNoble Prize.
Medicine and Psychology
- Center for Disease Control and
Prevention - The US government agency responsible for researching
and preventing diseases.
- NHS -
Information on both the United Kingdom government medical services and
general health issues.
- WebMD - General health
and medicine reference information.
Pseudoscience and Urban Legends
- What's New by Bob Park -
A weekly column about science and the government written by a
physicist from 1987-2013.
English Language Information
- Bartleby.com - A collection
of very good online books that includes classical literature and
frequently-used reference books.
Dictionary Online - An online version of the university's
UK English dictionary.
- A purely-online English dictionary.
Other Language Information
Web Page Writing Tools
- Scripting Information
- BBC News - The news from the
United Kingdom's government-sponsored broarcasters.
- CNN - Web pages with news
stories from the popular cable news network.
- Retro Report - Videos from
the New York Times that examine past news stories.
- electoral-vote.com -
A seasonal poll tracker with maps for presidential and congressional
elections in the United States.
- Political Wire -
A frequently-updated website with short notes on American political
- Voting America -
Maps and information about previous United States presidential
International Travel Guides
North America Travel Guides
- America's Byways - Guides
on scenic drived from the US Department of Transportation.
- Cheapo Vegas - A
sardonic travel guide to Las Vegas.
- GasBuddy.com - Gas price
information for individual US states and Canadian provinces as well as
specific metropolitan areas.
Friends - Information for individual United States
America - A guide to tacky tourist attractions and other
- Road Trip USA
- Travel guide for several notable highways in the United
- GOV.UK - The official
website for the UK government.
- Embassy of the
U.S. London - Includes information for United States
citizens living in the United Kingdom.
Agency - The United Kingdom agency charged with
environmental protection and flood defense.
- Tourism and Transportation
Kapoor - The official website of a modern artist who
specializes in large geometric sculptures.
- Erwin Wurm - The
website for the surrealist sculptor and performance artist.
- Felt Mistress
- Unusual plush creatures created by a fashion designer.
- Slinkachu -
Photography of miniature figures in urban scenes.
Stephen Millership - A Manchester-based illustrator
specializing in prints based on retro-style travel posters.
- Comic Strips and Single Panel Cartoons
- GoComics - Popular
comic strips from several syndicates.
- The Book of
Biff - A single panel comic strip about a man with
- Buttersafe - Inane
comics updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Em Cartoons -
An autobiographical comic strip about a graphic artist living
- Let's Speak English -
An autobiographical story about an American woman teaching English
- Inane minimalist comics.
Chicken - Cartoons on sticky notes.
- Book-Format Webcomics
- The Adventures of
Dr. McNinja - A webcomic set in Cumberland, Maryland.
- Audrey's Magic Nine -
The adventures of an orphan with good drawing skills and her
enchanted hand puppets.
- The Automan's
Daughter - A cyberpunk story set in a futuristic Ottoman
- Ava's Demon
- A story set in the far future about a girl who makes a pact with a
- Axe Cop - The
webcomic created by a 5-year-old and written by a
- Blindsprings -
A story about a young magical priestess in an industrialized
- The adventures of a gnome wizard and a cheery cyclops.
Daughter of the Lilies - A fantasy-based story featuring
a quartet of psychologically-complex mercenaries.
Delta Dawn - A spinoff of Our Supermom featuring women
training to be superheroes.
- Edmund Finney's Quest to
Find the Meaning of Life - A surreal travel adventure
Pastry - A webcomic featuring a strange juxtoposition
of fantasy themes.
- Henchmen for Hire
- Stories from the perspective of people who work as supervillians'
- The Hero
Business - Comics focused on marketing
- JL8 - DC
Comics superheroes depicted as 8-year-olds.
- Love and Capes
- A superhero-based romance webcomic.
- Magellan - A
superhero webcomic that follows an Australian teenager.
- Miss Melee - A
webcomic about a martial arts superhero balancing her housewife
and superhero activites.
Supermom - A story about a superhero who retires to be
a suburban housewife.
- The Pale -
A murder mystery set in Arizona featuring the local sheriff and an FBI
agent with face blindness.
Redtail's Dream - A fantasy story inspired by Finnish
- Scary Go Round
- Stories about supernatural events in West Yorkshire.
- Scurry - A
webcomic about a colony of mice in an abandoned suburban
- Selkie - A story
about an adopted amphibious humanoid girl and her human father.
Specialists - A story about WWII-based
- Stand Still. Stay
Silent - A story about a group of Scandinavians
exploring the world after a global epidemic.
- Unlife - A
story from the perspective of a zombie.
- Computer/Console Games
Extra Credits - Video essays on game development.
- GameFAQs -
Hints and walkthroughs for many popular video games.
- GameSpot -
Useful game news, reviews, and previews.
- Web Games
- Food Items
- cheese.com - Reference
information on cheese.
- Cockta - The official
website for the Slovenian soda.
- Scientific Humor
- Other Humor
Music and Sound
- Internet Radio
- Digitally Imported -
A collection of electronic internet radio stations.
- RadioTunes - A
broad selection of internet radio stations with various music
- SomaFM - An eclectic mix
of electronic, lounge, indie, and pop music radio stations.
- TuneIn - An index of
internet radio stations.
AmbientMusicGuide.com - Detailed lists of ambient
musicians and other information on the music genre.
- Bandcamp -
A source of music and other audio from small and independent labels.
Pop Culture - Collected information on music charts
and additional music trivia.
- Lyrics for classical and contemporary pop, rock, and hip-hop
- The Mod Archive
- An archive of computer-generated music in various 1990s module
- Ultima Thule -
A popular Australian radio broadcast featuring ambient music.
- Sound Effects
- The website for Sports Illustrated, the leading American
sports news magazine.
- Football 101
- Information on football rules, terminology, formations, and
- NFL.com - The official
website of the National Football League.
Nations - The official website for the international
Toys, Board Games, and Card Games
Video, Film, and Television