For fun, I am publishing the short list of web favorites I check daily to take a quick reading of the state of everything, with apologies to anyone who finds this collection old news. I have noticed that one persons "obvious" can be the next person's "oblivious."
Today's suggestions appear under this web-like "visualization of the Universe as it condenses around fluctuations in the density of dark and ordinary matter," from Argonne National Laboratory's Flickr photostream.
Credit: Argonne National Laboratory, via Flickr.com
The selections I am listing here relate directly or indirectly to science:
- Spaceweather – Everything about Earth's current space weather and related topics, such as Near-Earth objects and satellite spotting, with engrossing photo galleries and links to more astronomy and space resources
- Wunderground – Stands for Weather Underground, with easily customized, detailed weather reports and forecasts, and many extra features such as photos and blogs (also
ads – that barely bother me – and are removable for a small fee)
- Alltop – Website that can answer the question "What's happening?" in any or many topics of interest, featuring your custom blend
- SciTech Feed Digest – Before he died at ninety-something, a pal beqeathed to me (for curating), this 50-source feed digest (with an RSS version also) he made at Feed.Informer
- Stardate – Public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald
Observatory, publisher of Stardate Magazine, packed with updating
- The Night Sky – Details of what to look for in the night sky, month by month, by the
Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics of The University of Manchester
- MyWay News – Website for reading news headlines and summaries (and entire AP News
articles) without banner or popup ads (just Google Adsense)
Do you have a list of websites you check daily to get a feel or take of things in the moment? Do tell!