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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

JUN 2019

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   "EdX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access. Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their own terms, edX is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters programs."
6/2/19    Wayback Machine
   "They began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today they have 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and they work with 625+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages."
6/3/19    Big Think
   "Big Think challenges Common sense assumptions and gives people permission to think in new ways". Actionable lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and doers make the Big Think audience smarter, faster.
6/4/19    Academic Earth
   "Academic Earth was launched on the premise that everyone deserves access to a world-class education. In 2009, they built the first collection of free online college courses from the world's top universities. The world of open education has exploded since then, so today their curated lists of online courses are hand selected by their staff to show you the very best offerings by subject area. they also make sure there is something for everyone: whether you want to explore a new topic or advance in your current field, they bring the amazing world of academia to you for free."
6/5/19    Brightstorm
   "Their mission at Brightstorm is to be the best place to learn in the world. They believe that great learning starts with great teaching. So, they find the best teachers, film them teaching, and build learning solutions around those great teacher videos.
6/6/19    Howcast
   "Howcast videos are here for all the times you've thought "I wish I knew how to..." or "where can I watch a video about..." Howcast offers high-quality, expert-hosted videos on topics ranging from hair and makeup, sports and fitness, and food and family, to dance and recreation, arts and crafts, and health and relationships, just to name a few."
6/7/19    Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook
   "The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
6/8/19    Nasa Solar System Exploration: More Ways to Explore
   "Use the same data NASA's scientists and engineers use to create 3D surface visualizations of some of NASa's prime science targets on your home computer."
6/9/19    Biobot
   "For all those times when you have felt lonely and have been unable to express yourself to your friends or if you don't actually have any close friends, artificial intelligence is here for you. Biobot is an AI program that has been designed for one sole purpose only: interacting with humans. Biobot is a male AI while Eviebot is a female AI."
6/10/19    Futurism
   "Discover the latest science and technology news and videos on breakthroughs that are shaping the world of tomorrow with Futurism."
6/11/19    Chordify
   "Chordify is an online music education service - made for and by music enthusiasts - that transforms music from YouTube, Deezer, SoundCloud, or your private collection into chords. Our service automatically recognizes chords from an audio signal and aligns them to the music in a simple and intuitive player. Chordify uses cutting-edge technology to help both novice and trained musicians play the music they want to play."
6/12/19    Geoguessr
   Who does not want to travel all over the world? Everyone has wished to be a wanderer at least once in his or her lifetime but worldly duties like family and whatnot do not allow everyone to fulfill this dream. If you are in this situation as well, GeoGuessr is the perfect website for you. This website will drop you off at the most random places from the world and your task will be to guess where you are at. Sounds fun, doesnít it?"
6/13/19    Radio Garden
   "Tired of tuning in to the same old radio station every single day? It's time to introduce you to an international radio station website known as Radio Garden. This garden is your stairway to music heaven as you will be able to tune in to almost any radio station from anyone in the world. All you need to do is open the website and spin the globe."
6/14/19    BBC Languages
   "Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests."
6/15/19    Atlas Obscura
   "They are a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world's most wondrous places and foods -17,838 of them contributed by our community so far, and more every day, from a secret apartment atop the Eiffel Tower to bridges built out of living roots, from a temple shaped like a chicken to an island ruled by cats, from a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding to a spicy chutney made out of red ants."
6/16/19    Chemistry World
   "Chemistry, covered. Science news, research, reviews, features and opinions. Read Chemistry World to keep up with stories from across the chemical sciences."
6/17/19    NPR Science
   "If you'd like your science news delivered into your ears rather than your eyeballs, check out the Science section of the National Public Radio (NPR) website. Their audio news stories cover a broad range of science topics, delving into global issues like climate change and conservation as well as investigating technology innovation, new directions in space exploration and the latest discoveries in health and medicine."
   "Get the latest space exploration, innovation and astronomy news. celebrates humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier."
   "Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries-findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Their journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis."
6/20/19    Tree Hugger
   "TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, they strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information."
6/21/19    National Institutes of Health
   "The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nationís medical research agency - making important discoveries that improve health and save lives."
   " is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet."
6/23/19    Healthgrades
   "Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals."
6/24/19    Medical News Today
   Medical News Today is a web-based outlet for medical news, targeted at both physicians and the general public.
6/25/19    Health
   " delivers relevant information in clear, jargon-free language that puts health into context in peoples' lives. Through medical content, insights from experts and real people, and breaking news, they answer: how it happened, what it feels like, what you can do about it, and why it matters."
6/26/19    RxList
   "RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs. Founded by pharmacists in 1995, RxList is the premier Internet Drug Index resource."
6/27/19    Medscape
   Medical News Today is a web-based outlet for medical news, targeted at both physicians and the general public.
6/28/19    WebMD
   "WebMD has created an organization that we believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. We provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. We are a source for original and timely health information."
6/29/19    Everyday Health
   "Everyday Health inspires and empowers people to live their healthiest lives, every day, through trusted, medically reviewed information and expert health advice"
6/30/19    Redorbit
   "Health. To Uber or Not to Uber? How Much Is an Ambulance Ride. Read more. is committed to providing stimulating, original content and presentation, with over 2,000,000 pages covering the vast ideological spectrums of space, science, health, and technology."

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