Web Directories and Search Engines
- Microsoft's alternative web search engine.
- The most frequently used web search engine.
- TinEye - A search engine that
uses pictures for input.
- Wayback Machine - An archive of
- Whois - A useful
website for looking up IP addresses.
- 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
- The IDL Astronomy User's
Library - Useful IDL programs for astronomy data processing.
- CASA - The software package
used for radio astronomy data reduction.
- Starburst 99
- Produces synthetic spectra of galaxies with star formation activity.
- Astronomy Tools -
Produces useful almanac information for amateur and professional
- SunCalc - A tool that
overlays the position of the Sun on Google Maps.
- ScienceWorld -
Reference pages on physical sciences and mathematics from Wolfram
- ARKive - Information about,
photos of, and videos of animals around the world.
- WebElements -
A useful web version of the periodic table of the elements.
- The Wooden Periodic
Table Table - A website about a table with a sarcastic name that
won the IgNoble Prize.
- HowStuffWorks -
The sceince and engineering behind everyday things.
Medicine and Psychology
- NHS -
Information on both the United Kingdom government medical services and
general health issues.
- WebMD - General health
and medicine reference information.
- NetDoctor.co.uk -
Information on diseases and medications as well as other health
- DreamBank -
An archive of people's notes on their dreams.
- Try It Yourself
- A small collection of interactive psychology experiments.
Pseudoscience and Urban Legends
- time and date.com - Gives
the time worldwide and generates calendars.
- TheConverterSite -
A website with very sophisticated unit conversion tools.
- www.statman.info - Another
website with multiple unit conversion tools.
- Units of
Measurement - Information and historical background on almost
all units of measurement.
- Powers of Ten - A website based on the
Charles and Ray Eames movie showing one scene at different scales.
Language and Literature
English Language Information
- Merriam-Webster Online - An online
dictionary run by the premier American dictionary publishers.
Dictionary Online - An online version of the university's
UK English dictionary.
- Bartleby.com - A collection
of very good online books that includes classical literature and
frequently-used reference books.
Other Language Information
Web Page Writing Tools
- GNU Emacs
Manual - The manual for the GNU version of the popular Linux
- VI Helpfile -
Information on using this old text editor.
- BBC News - The news from the
United Kingdom's government-sponsored broarcasters.
- CNN - Web pages with news stories
from the popular cable news network.
- Reuters - The news source
for major news networks and newspapers.
North America Travel
- GasBuddy.com - Gas price
information for individual US states and Canadian provinces as well as
specific metropolitan areas.
- Road Trip USA -
Travel guide for several notable highways in the United States.
- Roadside America -
A guide to tacky tourist attractions and other highway oddities.
- America's Byways - Guides
on scenic drived from the US Department of Transportation.
- Lighthouse Friends -
Information for individual United States lighthouses.
- Grain Elevators Canada
- Photos of grain elevators in Canada and the United States.
- Cheapo Vegas - A sardonic
travel guide to Las Vegas.
- UK and
USA - UK government information for people travelling between the
- Embassy of the U.S. London
- Includes information for United States citizens living in the
- Tourism and Transportation
- Comic Strips and Single Panel Cartoons
- Scientific Humor
- Other Humor
- Computer/Console Games
Extra Credits - Video-based essays on game development.
- GameFAQs - Advice and
information on playing many popular video games.
- Game Rankings -
A comprehensive list of computer game news and reviews.
- GameSpot -
Useful game news, reviews, and previews.
- Web Games
- Anish Kapoor -
The official website of a modern artist who specializes in large
- Slinkachu - Photography of
miniature figures in urban scenes.
- Erwin Wurm - The website
for the surrealist sculptor and performance artist.
Music and Sound
- SI.com - The
website for Sports Illustrated, the leading American sports news magazine.
- Indian Premier League
- The official website for India's premier twenty20 cricket league.
- NBA.com - The official website
of the National Basketball Association.
- NFL.com - The official website
of the National Football League.
- Football 101 - Information
on football rules, terminology, formations, and other concepts.
Toys, Board Games, and Card Games
- BoardGameGeek - A large
database and discussion board for board and card games.
- The Art of the Brick -
Information about and photos of lego sculpturescreated by artist Nathan
- LUGNET - A website for the
online lego fan community.
- Peeron LEGO Set Inventories -
Includes catalog and instruction scans.
- Seibertron.com -
Information on Transformers toys and forms of entertainment based on
Video, Film, and Television
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