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Link your mind to universal imagination

Link your mind to universal imagination

99.9% of everything on the web is garbage, but the remaining 1% is pure gold. Let’s grow the list of  gold bookmarks. Please send us your suggestions. Let's take our thinking out-of-the-box and put it on the Web. (While it's still FREE!)


Current Events, Politics, Society, Sustainability, Economics, Risk & Justice:

BBC                              MOTHER JONES               THE INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE

Technology is giving is giving life the potential to flourish like never before, or to self-destruct. Let's make a difference. FUTURE OF LIFE INSTITUTE

THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize  MICHAEL HUDSON

Peter Day’s WORLD OF BUSINESS podcast. BBC Radio 4 – Insights into the business world with Peter Day.

THE WORLD IF - from, THE ECONOMIST    Truly not to be missed. Always think: what if? 

THE ECONOMIST MAGAZINE              MOYERS & COMPANY            TOM DISPATCH

SUSTAINABLE WORLD COALITION         THE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE                          KEN BURNS

PLAN B 3.0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE NEW YORK LONDON Lester R. Brown                                          DAN CARLIN'S COMMON SENSE  

SPIKED ONLINE politics, tech, science, culture                  THE DISTRICT SENTINEL A news co-op in D.C. (watching the watchdogs)

CONTEXT.ORG Catalyzing a graceful transition to the Planetary Era   

SIMPLICITY INSTITUTE Envisioning a Prosperous Decent

TRUTHDIG – drilling beneath the headlines (U.S.)    MAXIMILLIAN ALVAREZ  teacher / student      ALTERNET

FAREED ZAKARIA       NAKED CAPITALISM fearless commentary on finance, economics, politics and power

Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights                     Survival International

THE DARK MOUNTAIN PROJECT The Dark Mountain Project is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilization tells itself. We produce and seek out writing, art and culture rooted in place, time, and nature.

ETHICS RESOURCE CENTER advancing high ethical standards and practices  

AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH a portrait gallery   RSA creativity for social transformation    VOX.COM

NEW ECONOMY COALITION                         BIG THINK                    GRIST.org               

MATT RIDLEY, Rational Optimist              The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)

 100 PEOPLE: A World Portrait                 BREAKTHROUGH to accelerate the transition to the future

CREATIVE TIME REPORT artists unflinching perspectives on the most challenging issues of our times

THE RULES We have the power to change the rules (Activism) THE LEAP Building a world based on caring for the earth and one another


Skepticism & Critical Thinking

THE SKEPTIC’S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE         SKEPTICALITY

Carl Sagan's BALONEY DETECTION KIT        Joe Lau's CRITICAL THINKING WEB

SKEPTIC MAGAZINE             WHAT'S THE HARM? so what's wrong with pseudoscience anyway?

SKEPTOID – Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena with Brian Dunning

THE CONSPIRACY SKEPTIC - with Karl Mamer                CON ARTIST hall of infamy

YOU ARE NOT SO SMART A celebration of self delusion         JASON SILVA - Brain Games and Others

POINT OF INQUIRY                                 THE SKEPTIC’S DICTIONARY

LOGICALLY FALLACIOUS the ultimate collection of over 300 logical fallacies

SKEPTIC NORTH  crapping all over bad arguments like a Canadian Goose

SKEPTICAL SOFTWARE TOOLS – Applying the power of the programmable web to the purposes of skepticism.

SKEPTIC BLOG from some of the best skeptics in the world            SNIFF CODE hacking into the human    

MICHAEL SHERMER – the work of       SNOPES – rumor has it      CENTER FOR INQUIRY

CONSPIRACY CHECK – D.J. Grothe           SKEPCHICK           JAMES RANDI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

CRITICAL THINKER ACADEMY – learn how to think, not what to think      SOCIAL-ENGINEERING .org

THE SKEPTICAL TEACHER Musings of a science teacher and skeptic in an age of woo


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History

BBC Radio 4 – IN OUR TIME. Melvyn Bragg hosts in depth discussions with experts on the history of ideas.

BBC Radio 4 – A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS.

BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE                THE AMERICAN EMPIRE PROJECT - great books you want to read!

THE HISTORY OF ROME                                                                 REVOLUTIONS

DAN CARLIN – hardcore history fan!


Science

BBC Radio 4 – INSIDE SCIENCE. Dr. Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that’s changing our world.    STANFORD ENGINEERING edu

THE FEYNMAN LECTURES Caltech and The Feynman Lectures      SMARTER THAN THAT When in doubt try it out!

SCIENCE DAILY                                THE OPEN NOTEBOOK The story behind the best science stories.

THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE – science/comedy                 MARTIN REES cosmology & astrophysics

SETI Institute                BAD ASTRONOMY – Phil Plait        PHYSICS.org       PHYSICS CENTRAL

NATALIA REAGAN Where science, comedy and an unsettling love of primates collide.  

GINGER CAMPBELL, MD  /  THE BRAIN SCIENCE PODCAST        DAVID DEUTSCH quantum computation

STERIO - SPACE BASED OBSERVATORY amazing images           350 A Global Climate Movement

CULTURE OF SCIENCE – Sheril Kirshenbaum                            AL BARTLETT – professor emeritus, physics

THE NEW SCIENTIST topic evolution              UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

THE RICHARD DAWKINS FOUNDATION for reason and science      DAWKINS .net

OFFICE FOR SCIENCE & SOCIETY Separating sense from nonsense McGill University

PHARYNGULA – evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal

CLIMATE DESK      NASA Climate          GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE – for kids

ON INTELLIGENCE – Jeff Hawkins & Sandra Blakeslee        THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

LIST OF FREE SCIENCE BOOKS – physics database        EVOLUTION 7 lectures

PHARYNGULA PZ Myers blog / biology and evolution                                 SCIENCE BLOGS

HELIOPHAGE  OLIVER MORTON'S BOOKBLOG FOR EATING THE SUN                ERIK VANCE science writer extraordinaire 

COCKTAIL PARTY PHYSICS serving up science and culture with a splash of wit

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN                          QUANTA MAGAZINE Illuminating science.

INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE IN SOCIETY Great stuff about science, society, and sustainability. 

AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY WEBLOG Agrobiodiversity consists of info. about crops, livestock, microbes, pollinators, wild relatives

CARBON COMMENTARY Chris Goodall writes about the many options the world can use to move away from fossil fuels.

BIOLOGY FORTIFIED Stronger life, stronger science, and stronger communication

ANTHROPOCENE JOURNAL peer reviewed science articles about humanities impact on the Earth

BAD SCIENCE / BAD PHARMA with Ben Goldacre            I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE      THE ROYAL SOCIETY

BOAS -  A space for anthropologists to share their work.         NATURE 


Health, Environment & Evidence Based Medicine

SCIENCE-BASED MEDICINE – Exploring issues & controversies in science & medicine

THE SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE BASED MEDICINE  Join this organization and show you care.

PUSWARE – Home of the growing Mark Crislip multimedia empire

CONVERSATION INTERNATIONAL Nature is Speaking                  DAVID DISALVO author of "Brain Changer"

ART DE VANY ONLINE "The New Evolution Diet" (Perhaps minus the supplements.)

MICHAEL POLLAN        Great stuff on nature, food and the mistakes of modern life.

BBC Radio 4 – INSIDE HEALTH                  Tim Ferriss: THE FOUR HOUR BODY

ENVIRONMENT 360 @ YALE             AN ECOMODERNIST MANIFESTO       

THE PROGRAM ON ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Stanford Universiy

THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE is a pioneering research institute changing how people think about energy and the environment.

THE DR. JOE SHOW                                FOUND MY FITNESS with Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D (Aging & Health)

SUSTAINABLE FOOD LAB


Philosophy, Free Thought, Ideas & Critical Thinking

RATIONALLY SPEAKING  /  RATIONALLY SPEAKING PODCAST  /  Scientia Salon | a webzine about philosophy and science

PHILOSOPHIZE THIS with Steven West                    Professor RICHARD D. WOLFF                      

THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT LOGICAL FALLACIES                                         LOGICAL FALLACIES   

STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA of PHILOSOPHY        ICBS Everywhere Knowledge, science, reason, education, philosophy, behavior, politics, religion, and B.S.

CRITICAL THINKING ACADEMY resources that can help people think critically about important issues.

REASON AND MEANING The meaning of life: Philosophy, evolution, death and transhumanism

EDGE To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

Open Yale Courses PLSC 114: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Professor Steven B. Smith

DALE TUGGY – philosophy of religion                  REASONABLE DOUBTS – your skeptical guide to religion

HOWARD BLOOM – the philosopher at the end of the universe           ROBERT N. McCauley

SAM HARRIS – books & blog                ROBERT M. PRICE theology with a twist and without the spin

THE CHRISTIAN DELUSION – Hector Avalos, Ph.D., Edward Babinski, Dan Barker, Richard Carrier, Ph.D., David Eller, Ph.D., John W. Loftus, M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Jason Long Ph.D., Robert Price, Ph.D., Valerie Tarico, Ph.D., Paul Tobin

SLATE STAR CODEX DISPATCHES FROM WEIRD PLATONIC SPHERICAL COW PERFECT RATIONALITY OUTSIDE VIEW WORLD

YOU ARE NOT SO SMART PODCAST                     THE RATIONAL RESPONSE SQUAD

EPICURUS – epicurean philosophy               PHILOSOPHIZE THIS! – Stephen West

NOTHINGNESS .org            A.C. GRAYLING when Socrates said, "the unconsidered life is not worth living."

PROSPECT "The Leading Magazine of Ideas"       BRAIN PICKINGS (one of my personal favorites)

THE SCHOOL OF LIFE emotional intelligence through the help of culture.           MARKET MEDITATIONS Charles Chu's Blog (great ideas)


Design

DIETER RAMS        CELEBRATE DESIGN             HUGE INC.             DESIGN MUSEUM

DESIGN .org              THE VENUS PROJECT – beyond politics and poverty 

CORE 77                      ART SY -    ART SY Dieter Rams 

"Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful."

-Dieter Rams 


Technology

BBC News Technology        MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW            RAY KERZWEIL

PA CONSULTING technology innovation


Psychology &  Cognitive Science

ALL IN THE MIND                  THE PSYCH FILES          THINKER a cognitive psychology resource

ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY                ROBERT KURSBAN 'why everyone else is a hypocrite...'


Education

SPONGELAB a global science community       CODE .org learn teach promote 

COURSERA take the world's best courses online for free         THE HUMANITIES

Diane Ravitch blog  historian of education


don't just dream about it - do it.

don't just dream about it - do it.

Art, Culture & Adventure

HOPE LIES AT 24 FRAMES PER SECOND

INDIEWIRE – Ted Hope (about independent film)     John August – script writing    FRANK - just check it out!

MOLLY CRABAPPLE DRAWING BLOOD art & journalism

FILM SITE – Tim Dirks (on film)             THE BLACK AND BLUE – tips for camera assistants

NEXT WAVE DV – film stuff             THE DIASPORA PROJECT the online social world where you are in control

THE BAFFLER A loose collective of disaffiliated culture critics, knowledge workers, poets, illustrators, and closet utopians.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ALBERT KAHN color photographs from a lost age

180 DEGREES SOUTH '68 through '08               EXQUISITE CORPSE poetry & literature

SEAN WILENTZ history & literature (Bob Dylan)      CONTEMPORARY ART BLOGS live updates

IDIOM art      FRIEZE        HUSTLER OF CULTURE       HUE&CRY literary slash art journal

YOU HAVE BEEN HERE SOMETIMES David John, interior design   THE ROYAL SOCIETY

AEON MAGAZINE                    BRAIN PICKINGS.org                  THE CONVERSATION academic rigor, journalistic flair


Podcasts

WAKING UP SAM HARRIS              THE RATIONALLY SPEAKING PODCAST         SKEPTIC'S GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE

POINT OF INQUIRY            INQUIRING MINDS PODCAST            THE BRIEFING ROOM           INSIDE SCIENCE

INSIDE HEALTH              FREAKONOMICS                    THE DOCUMENTARY                 SKEPTOID                IN OUR TIME   

PETER DAY'S WORLD OF BUSINESS                 THE INFINITE MONKEY CAGE               DAN CARLIN'S HARDCORE HISTORY

HISTORY EXTRA PODCAST                     THE TIM FERRISS SHOW                    REVISIONIST HISTORY Malcolm Gladwell

JAMES ALTUCHER                     INTELLIGENCE SQUARED PODCAST              DECODE DC understand crucial political issues

JOCKO PODCAST Jocko Willink - Leadership            THE PARTIALLY EXAMINED LIFE a philosophy podcast and philosophy blog


Miscellaneous

RESILIENCE .org building a world of resilient communities                 INTERNET ARCHIVE

UMAIR HAQUE on global prosperity                      OVER GROW The System

SURVIVAL NEWS ONLINE – Self-Reliance for Everyone

COURSERA – courses online                                              TIDES – what’s possible

AMERICAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION                                                    SAILING ANARCHY

SAIL MAGAZINE                 SAIL WORLD                WHITE TRASH COOKING

CIA WORLD FACT BOOK info         THE WORLD'S FAVORITE CURRENCY CONVERTER

WOLFRAM: computation meets knowledge         LOCAL TOWER FARMS grow your food vertically 

GLOBAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CENTER


connect with each other - loneliness is a social disease that kills.

connect with each other - loneliness is a social disease that kills.

Friends

LIZZY BELLE sailor/filmmaker David Welsford             MUSE MEDIA SERVICES

THE MUSE FILMS LTD.                                   SALLY IN THE GALLEY delicious recipes for the traveling type

CHEF'S CHOICE Hong Kong

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