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