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January

  1 NPR
An internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming, serving a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 780 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.
http://www.npr.org
Links :: Society :: News and Media :: Radio :: Stations
  8 eduScapes
A site for life-long learners of all ages, serving teachers, parents, and students since 1998.
http://www.eduscapes.com
Links :: Education :: Teacher Resources :: K-12
15 Spyware Warrior
Waging the war against spyware: a wealth of resources to help you fight spyware and adware.
http://www.spywarewarrior.com
Links :: Computers :: Security :: Spyware
22 PaperBackSwap.com
Swap your used paperback books with other book lovers while reading books from other members for free.
http://www.paperbackswap.com
Links :: Humanities :: Literature :: Reading Groups
29 BIOME
Free catalogue of hand-selected and evaluated Internet resources for students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners in the Health and Life Sciences.
http://biome.ac.uk
Links :: Science and Technology :: Biology :: Directories


February

  5 SideStep
SideStep searches more than 100 sites to find the Web's best travel bargains. They check online agencies, consolidators, and the sites of the airlines, hotels, vacation package providers and rental car companies to make sure you find the deal that's right for you.
http://www.sidestep.com
Links :: Travel :: Directories
12 JustGive.org
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving.
http://www.justgive.org
Links :: Society :: Solidarity :: Directories
19 Fact Monster
The largest free reference site just for kids! Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education and health.
http://www.factmonster.com
Links :: Kids and Teens
26 HubbleSite
Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach, features a spectacular gallery of images, the latest news, technical facts and figures and much more.
http://hubblesite.org
Links :: Science and Technology :: Astronomy and Space :: Observatories


March

  5 Pandora
The music discovery service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Listen for free.
http://www.pandora.com
Links :: Society :: News and Media :: Radio :: Internet
12 Smithsonian Institution
America's national educational facility with 18 museums, 9 research centers and 120 affiliates around the world.
http://www.si.edu
Links :: Reference :: Museums
19 BookFinder.com
Search engine that finds the best buys from among 100 million new, used, rare, and out of print books for sale.
http://www.bookfinder.com
Links :: Shopping :: Books
26 WorldWideLearn
Find over 1600 online degree programs, over 2300 career training programs, over 2500 online courses, and more, on the world's largest online directory of education.
http://www.worldwidelearn.com
Links :: Education :: Directories


April

  2 GameSpotter
Directory of the best Web games. A comprehesive guide to online games that you can play right in your Web browser.
http://gamespotter.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Games :: Internet :: Directories
  9 AuditMyPc.com
AuditMyPC.com is a vulnerability assessment, privacy test, research and security information site designed to promote security awareness, free of charge!
http://www.auditmypc.com
Links :: Computers :: Security :: Services
16 Tiki the Penguin's home page
In this attractive and interactive site, Tiki looks at the mess people have made of our planet. He suggests how kids can help make things better for all of us.
http://www.oneworld.net/penguin
Links :: Kids :: Science :: Environment
23 TripAdvisor
Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations. Compare prices with just one click.
http://www.tripadvisor.com
Links :: Travel :: Directories
30 All Recipes
Thousands of favorite recipes from cooks like you. The cookbooks include Appetizers, Barbeque, Beverages, Cookies, Soup, Salad, Kids, Seafood, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Vegetarian, Pasta, Dessert, Pie, Cake, Bread.
http://allrecipes.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Cooking


May

  7 Space Today Online
STO covers Space from Earth to the Edge of the Universe. By Anthony R. Curtis, Ph.D.
http://www.spacetoday.org
Links :: Science and Technology :: Astronomy and Space :: News and Publications
14 timeanddate.com
This site includes lots of information that is time and date related, such as yearly and monthly calendars, counters, countdown, and the world clock which shows current time in cities all over the world.
http://www.timeanddate.com
Links :: Reference :: Time and Date :: Current Time
21 Leo's Icon Archive
A collection of over 10000 categorized icons in gif and ico format from various authors.
http://www.iconarchive.com
Links :: Computers :: Internet :: Website Design :: Graphics
28 World Wide Internet TV
Comprehensive collection of Live internet TV stations and video feeds. Over 700 Live TV Stations. Download free software like Realplayer, Mediaplayer, Apple Quicktime to watch live internet tv and receive live internet radio.
http://wwitv.com
Links :: Society :: News and Media :: TV :: Stations :: Directories


June

  4 Einstein Light
Einstein's theory of relativity in animations and film clips. Einstein Light is a simple introduction to Galilean relativity, electromagnetism and their incompatibility; it explains how Einstein's relativity resolves this problem, and develops some consequences of relativity for our ideas of time, space and mechanics, including the twin paradox and E=mc2.
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight
Links :: Science and Technology :: Physics :: Relativity
11 WorldStadiums.com
Encyclopaedical collection of mainly football (soccer) stadiums all over the world with pictures and links.
http://www.worldstadiums.com
Links :: Sports :: Soccer :: Stadiums
18 MathPuzzle.com
The puzzling weblog of recreational mathematics.
http://www.mathpuzzle.com
Links :: Science and Technology :: Math :: Recreations
25 1001 Fonts .com
Download free fonts for Windows and free fonts for Apple Macintosh. All fonts on this site are either freeware or shareware and in the TrueType or PostScript format.
http://www.1001fonts.com
Links :: Computers :: Software :: Fonts


July

  2 ePanorama.net
Tomi Engdahl's Electronics information web site which has nearly everything that electronics engineer and hobbyist need to find from the Web.
http://www.epanorama.net
Links :: Science and Technology :: Electronics :: Directories
  9 Arcaplay
Redefining arcade: your source for FREE online games.
http://www.arcaplay.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Games :: Internet :: Arcade
16 The Freesound Project
Collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers. Have you freed your sound today?
http://www.freesound.org
Links :: Computers :: Music and Audio :: Archives
23 The Quotations Page
Your source for quotations from famous people and literature. Search or browse over 22,000 quotations from thousands of authors. Includes the popular Quotes of the Day, Motivational Quotes of the Day, Quote Search, and Random Quotations pages.
http://www.quotationspage.com
Links :: Reference :: Quotations
30 Pianopedia
Search engine designed for piano teachers and students, as well as performing pianists. It can be used to explore the repertoire in search for new works to learn and perform. It also serves as a detailed reference source for the classical piano repertoire.
http://www.pianopedia.com
Links :: Music :: Instruments :: Keyboard :: Piano


August

  6 Theban Mapping Project
Egyptological Web site on the Internet, offering complete coverage of the Valley of the Kings in images, text and maps. Produced by the Theban Mapping Project and directed by Kent Weeks.
http://www.thebanmappingproject.com
Links :: Science and Technology :: Social Sciences :: Archaeology :: Ancient Egypt
13 Clickmazes.com
Interactive puzzles and mazes to play on-line for free.
http://www.clickmazes.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Games :: Internet :: Puzzles :: Mazes
20 Cook's Thesaurus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools. Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations and suggested substitutions.
http://www.foodsubs.com
Links :: Reference :: Encyclopedias
27 Ludwig van Beethoven's website
Very comprehensive Web site on the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven, with hundreds of midi files, thousands of images, links and resources.
http://www.lvbeethoven.com
Links :: Music :: History :: Composers


September

  3 University of California Museum of Paleontology
The mission of the University of California Museum of Paleontology is to investigate and promote the understanding of the history of life and the diversity of the Earth's biota through research and education.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu
Links :: Reference :: Museums
10 Flags of the World
Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 31,000 pages about flags and view more than 58,000 images of flags.
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/
Links :: Reference :: Flags
17 Indeed
Indeed one search. All jobs. Search millions of jobs from thousands of job sites.
http://www.indeed.com
Links :: Job and Business :: Job Search
24 gethuman
The gethuman project is a consumer movement to improve the quality of phone support in the US. This free website is run by volunteers and is powered by over one million consumers who demand high quality phone support from the companies that they use. The most popular part of the gethuman website is the gethuman database of secret phone numbers and codes to get to a human when calling a company for customer service.
http://www.gethuman.com
Links :: Reference :: Phone Numbers and Addresses


October

  1 Wiktionary
A collaborative project to produce a free, multilingual dictionary with definitions, etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations.
http://wiktionary.org
Links :: Reference :: Dictionaries
22 AgameAday.com (offline)
Enjoy a new word game, word search, brainteaser, trivia game, anagram, cryptogram, crossword and more each weekday. Challenge your general knowledge, vocabulary, spelling, memory, concentration, critical thinking and problem solving!
http://www.agameaday.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Games :: Internet :: Puzzles :: Brain Teasers
29 Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities
An environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. Their Content Commons contains educational materials for everyone - from children to college students to professionals - organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger courses. All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons "attribution" license.
http://cnx.org
Links :: Education


November

  5 Zillow
Provides a free Home Valuation Tool for Real Estate enthusiasts. Whether you're an agent, broker, buyer of investment property or first time homebuyer - Get Your Edge in Real Estate at Zillow.com.
http://www.zillow.com
Links :: Job and Business :: Real Estate
12 KnittingHelp.com
Free online knitting videos! Knitting instruction on all the basics, and advanced topics! Multiple methods of Knitting, Purling, Increasing, Decreasing, Casting-On, and Binding-Off. Knitting in the round, working a sock heel, Fair Isle knitting, Intarsia knitting, and lots more!
http://www.knittinghelp.com
Links :: Art and Culture :: Crafts
19 101 Cookbooks
Recipes, cookbooks, and culinary adventures: when you own over 100 cookbooks, it is time to stop buying, and start cooking. This site chronicles a cookbook collection, one recipe at a time.
http://www.101cookbooks.com
Links :: Lifestyle and Recreation :: Cooking
26 DNA From The Beginning
An animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity, with animations, image galleries, video interviews, links and more.
http://www.dnaftb.org
Links :: Science and Technology :: Biology :: Genetics


December

  3 Open Source Web Design
A place to download free Web designs and share yours with others. They help make the Internet a prettier place!
http://www.oswd.org
Links :: Computers :: Internet :: Website Design
10 Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online helps health care consumers better manage their care. A public resource on clinical lab testing from the professionals who do the testing.
http://www.labtestsonline.org
Links :: Health and Medicine
17 Musipedia
A search engine for tunes and musical themes and a collaborative music encyclopedia. Only the melody needs to be known to search Musipedia or the Web. The melody can be played on a keyboard or whistled or sung to the computer. The Musipedia collection is editable by anybody, just like Wikipedia.
http://www.musipedia.org
Links :: Reference :: Encyclopedias
24 Northpole.com
Enjoy Christmas with Santa Claus at the North pole, an award-winning Christmas Web site. Send a letter to Santa Claus or a Christmas card to a friend. Find yummy Christmas recipes, Christmas stories, Christmas entertainment and free games to play.
http://www.northpole.com
Links :: Society :: Holidays :: Christmas
31 HyperPhysics
Provides instructional material on varied areas of physics including electricity and magnetism, mechanics, nuclear and quantum physics, heat and thermodynamics, condensed matter, sound, light, relativity, and astrophysics.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html
Links :: Science and Technology :: Physics :: Education


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