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GOOD | Roadmap to Harmony

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 6 times
A wonderfully colorful Flash interactive containing articles, videos, data, and research to get us thinking about energy, education, sustenance, health, the earth, flora and fauna, connectivity, exchange, and coexistence.

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The Smithsonian Institution: The Ocean Portal

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 5 times
A beautiful website containing these sections: Ocean Life & Ecosystems, Photo Essays, The Ocean Over Time, Ocean Science, and The Ocean & You. There's also an Educators section that has lesson plans, activities, and ways to use the Ocean Portal's features.

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Energy Kids

Category: Kids' StuffCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 6 times
This website from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is chock full of information about energy; from energy basics to forms of energy, and from using to conserving. Visitors can go on virtual field trips across the country with Energy Ant through engaging photo journals, and teachers can find lesson plans, guides, links, and suggested ways of using the website in the classroom.

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BBC Human Body and Mind

Category: Life SciencesCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 4 times
From the BBC, this educational website is home to interactive body explorations, psychological tests, and facts and figures about the human mind and body. A 2004 Educational Webby Award nominee.

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Not Exactly Rocket Science, Discover Magazine Blog

Category: BlogsCool Site: July  2010
A Discover magazine blog by award-winning science writer Ed Yong. He chronicles the awe-inspiring world of science with wit and insight.

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Amgen: Pioneering New Frontiers in Tumor Angiogenesis

Category: Medicine / Medical ResearchCool Site: July  2010
From Amgen, a leading medical research company, this website highlights the latest understanding of tumor growth and metastasis influenced by the formation of blood vessels. An impressive display of computer graphics with voice-over descriptions. You can choose to view the website in HD or 3-D. You can also order a DVD of the presentation along with 3-D ColorCode glasses for FREE!

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Mind Lab

Category: PsychologyCool Site: July  2010
A really great interactive exploration of seeing and perception using well-known optical illusions. Folks familiar with the Exploratorium exhibitions Seeing and Mind will note the similarities.

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NY Times: One in 8 Million

Category: PhotographyCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 1 time
Heart warming. A photo/audio journal of 54 ordinary people telling extraordinary stories. Elegantly and intuitively presented. A 2010 Webby Award Nominee.

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library | We Choose the Moon

Category: HistoryCool Site: July  2010
An interactive recreation of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The site is divided into 11 stages containing animation, archival photos, videos, and mission audio that bring the launch to life.

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Category: MediaCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 2 times
Amazing talks. Amazing people. TED.com makes the best talks from TED conferences available to the world for free. TED is a nonprofit that seeks to promote "ideas worth spreading". It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, and design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Watch a speaker--be inspired.

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