Web Directories and Search Engines
- 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.
- 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
Earth Impact Database - Data, including maps and tables, about
impact craters on Earth.
- A database with comprehensive galaxy measurements.
- Infrared Science
Archive - Infrared and submillimeter data from NASA-related
- JPL Solar System
Dynamics - Scientific data on the planets, planetary
satellites, and other objects in the Solar System.
- The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database, an extensive database of
information on galaxies.
Astronomical Database - A detailed database of all types of
- VizieR Service
- A website that provides access to most astronomical
- Astronomy Tools -
Useful almanac information for amateur and professional astronomy.
- CASA - The software package
used for general radio astronomy data reduction.
- 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.
- DreamBank -
An archive of people's notes on their dreams.
- NetDoctor.co.uk -
Information on diseases and medications as well as other health
- NHS -
Information on both the United Kingdom government medical services and
general health issues.
Try It Yourself - A small collection of interactive psychology
- WebMD - General health
and medicine reference information.
Pseudoscience and Urban Legends
Language and Literature
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.
- 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.
- Grain Elevators Canada
- Photos of grain elevators in Canada and the United States.
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.
- Slinkachu -
Photography of miniature figures in urban scenes.
- Erwin Wurm - The
website for the surrealist sculptor and performance artist.
- 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
Cartoons - Features animated versions of Dilbert and
New Yorker cartoons.
Chicken - Cartoons on sticky notes.
- Book-Format Webcomics
- Computer/Console Games
Extra Credits - Video essays on game development.
- GameFAQs -
Hints and walkthroughs for many popular video games.
- Game Rankings -
A comprehensive list of computer game news and reviews.
- GameSpot -
Useful game news, reviews, and previews.
- Web Games
- Scientific Humor
- Other Humor
Music and Sound
- Internet Radio
- Digitally Imported -
A collection of electronic internet radio stations.
- SKY.FM Radio - A
broad selection of internet radio stations with various music
- TuneIn - An index of
internet radio stations.
- Detailed lists of ambient musicians and other information on
the music genre.
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 module
- Sound Effects
- The website for Sports Illustrated, the leading American
sports news magazine.
- Football 101
- Information on football rules, terminology, formations, and
- Indian Premier
League - The official website for India's premier
twenty20 cricket league.
- NFL.com - The official
website of the National Football League.
Nations - The official website for the international
Toys, Board Games, and Card Games
- The Art of the
Brick - Information about and photos of lego
sculpturescreated by artist Nathan Sawaya.
- BoardGameGeek - A large
database and discussion board for board and card games.
- 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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