I've been posting this around diff. places. Please, PLEASE add your own favorite sites in comments. Thanks!


News, Info, etc.:  http://www.sciencedaily.com

http://www.sciencenews.org/

http://researchblogging.org

http://arxiv.org/

http://www.plosone.org/home.action

Self-education:
For people that like to keep learning -- lots of universities and colleges offer free courses, assignments, and lectures over the intertubes, using streaming video, podcasts, and downloadable lecture notes.

A collection of free online class courses ranging from physics to nursing, chemistry, theology, geology, etc: http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/200-free-online-c...

MIT offers a load of courses online (as many as 1,800), from Aeronautics to Writing: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/courses/courses/index.htm

UCLA (Go Bruins!) : http://www.bruincast.ucla.edu/

U.C. Berkeley has ...I dunno, maybe 50 classes available: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.php

U.C. Irvine : http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/

Stanford allows you to download podcast courses, faculty lectures, interviews using iTunes : http://itunes.stanford.edu/

Yale also uses iTunes: http://opa.yale.edu/netcasts.aspx

Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health has online coursework here: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/

Other resources online:

A listing of major Open Coursework Consortium Colleges and Universities here: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/otherocw.cfm

http://www.openculture.com/2007/07/freeonlinecourses.html

http://universitiesandcolleges.org/free-online-college-courses/#

http://www.docnmail.com/

http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/2_Top_10_University_Podcasts.php

http://diyscholar.wordpress.com/best-webcasts-podcasts/

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http://www.biobooke.blogspot.com/ Offers full ebook-format (.pdf or .djvu) textbooks ranging from The Lehninger "Principles of Biochemistry" (Cox and Nelson) to O'Reilly Books "Developing Bioinformational Computer Skills " for free download from Megaupload and Rapidshare sources. Pretend you're at the bookstore reading one, then delete the ebook when your conscience nags you for being a total thief, you *&%#@


The two most-often-used formats for ebooks are .pdf and .djvu :

Foxit Reader = free PDF document viewer, small size, fast launch speed http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/

For a free .djvu reader: http://windjview.sourceforge.net/

A good trick to finding free science e-books is to
1. --- Enter the title of the textbook and "rapidshare" or "megaupload" into Google BLOGS
2. --- See what your links bring up.
3. --- Be aware of how to use the various free uploading sites like Rapidshare, Megaupload, etc by reading this: http://hey-howto.blogspot.com/
4. --- Use 7Zip to unrar or unzip as needed (see 7Zip link above)
5. --- If you're paranoid of viruses, malware, etc., get a free antivirus scanner and pop-up blocker, or better yet, use Firefox with an antivirus scanner.

I use the above "trick" for finding *cough* programs or music, esp. bootlegs, too. Also, of course, BitTorrent sites like PirateBay or other file-sharing means are great. I don't advocate theft, just ...uh...exploring liberating boundaries solely for research purposes.

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WOW! That is an impressive collection. You just gave me something to do until I die, and I plan on living forever.

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