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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

MAY 2019

Previous Archives

5/1/19    Wealthometer: USA
   What is your position in the US distribution of wealth? How would a change in wealth taxes affect you? How would it affect others? Enter your data and find out your position in the distribution of wealth. Simulate how a change in wealth taxes would affect you and others.
5/2/19    World Economic Forum: These are all the world's major religions in one map
   At a glance, the map shows both the size and distribution of world religions. See how religions mix at both national and regional level.
5/3/19    A Good Movie to Watch
   agoodmovietowatch is the world's first portal of highly-rated but little-known movies and shows. Curated by humans and not algorithms.
5/4/19    The Moth
   The Moth is dedicated to promoting the art & craft of storytelling. The Moth's stories are true, first-person narratives told live, and without notes in front of them.
5/5/19    100,000 Stars
   An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars.
5/6/19    Ancient History Encyclopedia
   This is the world's leading general history online resource, covering all time periods of human history on a global scale. Education is at the core of what they do, which is why they are working to develop more useful tools and resources for teachers and students as well as the general population too.
5/7/19    Open Culture
   Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.
5/8/19    This American Life
   "This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week they choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. The stories always bring out emotions inside you. You learn about the current situation and the past while listening to real life stories of people affected by them."
5/9/19    Nautilus
   "Here you will learn about science and its endless connections to our lives. Each month they choose a single topic. And each Thursday they publish a new chapter on that topic online. Each issue combines the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world's leading thinkers and writers. They follow the story wherever it leads them. Read their essays, investigative reports, and blogs. Fiction, too. Take in their games, videos, and graphic stories. Stop in for a minute, or an hour. Nautilus lets science spill over its usual borders. They are science, connected."
5/10/19    Big Think
   "Actionable lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and doers
5/11/19    Cultural Trip
   "Culture Trip is a global startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. They create stories that reveal what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture."
5/12/19    Seeker
   "Seeker exists where technology, innovation and the future collide. They celebrate relentless curiosity with an insatiable drive to question, inspire, and create."
5/13/19    Betalist
   "BetaList is a community of makers and early adopters showcasing their startups and exchanging feedback."
   "Founded in 1998, is one of the oldest blogs on the web. It covers the essential people, inventions, performances, and ideas that increase the collective adjacent possible of humanity. Frequent topics of interest among the 26,000+ posts include art, technology, science, visual culture, design, music, cities, food, architecture, sports, endless nonsense, and carefully curated current events, all of it lightly contextualized."
5/15/19    More than Just Parks
   It is a visually stunning journey through America's National Parks.
5/16/19 is produced by the Academy of American Poets. The site was launched in 1996, becoming the original online resource for poems, poets' biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12 teachers.
5/17/19    University of the People
   "University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. It is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies. The university offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science as well as master's degree programs in business administration and education."
5/18/19    Daily Overview
   "Daily Overview was inspired by, and derives its name from, an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth from outer space. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That's the cognitive shift that they hope to inspire."
5/19/19    Useful Science
   Summaries of the latest science useful in life. Everything from health, fitness, and nutrition, to productivity, happiness, sleep, and creativity.
5/20/19    TIMELapse
   "Watch the world change over the course of nearly three decades of satellite photography."
5/21/19    Dog Vision
   "This site was created to provide a web based image processing tool that can be used to demonstrate the differences in visual perception between humans and dogs. The Dog Vision tool can only show the differences that can be visualized on a static image."
5/22/19    Survival International
   "150 million tribal people live in more than 60 countries across the world Although their land ownership rights are recognized in international law, they are not properly respected anywhere. As well as working on specific cases around the world, Survival campaigns on issues which face tribal peoples everywhere."
5/23/19    Radio Garden
   Radio Garden allows you to listen to thousands of live radio stations world wide by rotating the globe.
5/24/19    Radiooooo
   RADIOOOOO is the wonderful musical time machine that allows you to travel through space and time! Pick a country, pick a decade, and let yourself get carried away by the most beautiful musical collection in the world!
5/25/19    MuscleWiki
   "MuscleWiki allows you to click any part of the human body, then provides you with a list of exercises to workout said part. It also describes each exercise and shows you how to do it."
5/26/19    Ventusky
   "Animated wind, rain and temperature maps, detailed forecast for your place, data from the best weather forecast models such as GFS, ICON, GEM."
5/27/19    Best Reviews
   "BestReviews is the site to turn to when you're about to buy something. From heated blankets to trampolines to cordless drills, we compare the top products in thousands of categories to give you the most reliable purchasing advice. Their goal is to make it easy for you to pick the best product and be confident in your decision."
5/28/19    Our World in Data
   "Research and interactive data visualizations to understand the world's largest problems."
5/29/19    TEDEd
   "The world-famous TED talks need no introduction. But, TED has a lot more to offer to students and educators with its TED-Ed platform, which is basically a huge library of educational videos and lessons. Each user can build a custom lesson around a particular video and share it with other users. Both types of videos, those which are created by experts, and those which are created by users, are equally effective at enhancing your learning process inside the classroom or at home."
5/30/19    SkillShare
   "Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities."
5/31/19    Coursera
   "Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world's best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you'll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate."

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