Fact Websites (For News And Reference Information)

UrbanAreas.net
documents2_300x300UrbanAreas.net is the community website for the urban areas in New York City. Our mission is to assist people in the urban areas of New York City by providing them with available resources and tools that they can use to improve their life and/or the lives of others. While visiting UrbanAreas.net, visitors can take online courses, play games, share photos and much more – all 100% free! Hands-down, we are one of the most resourceful community websites on the Internet. Some of the services we provide include educational & career tools, social & housing information, and we allow non-profit organizations in NYC to have a free page on this site to promote their location & services. Our objectives include a user-friendly website, informative & useful content, and entertaining features. Click here for the history of this website.

http://urbanareas.net

 

Astrobiology Magazine
Astrobiology Magazine is a NASA-sponsored online popular science magazine. Our stories profile the latest and most exciting news across the wide and interdisciplinary field of astrobiology — the study of life in the universe. In addition to original content, Astrobiology Magazine also runs content from non-NASA sources in order to provide our readers with a broad knowledge of developments in astrobiology, and from institutions both nationally and internationally.

http://www.astrobio.net/

 

Blank On Blank
A multimedia nonprofit with a simple mission: curate and transform journalists’ unheard interviews with icons, bringing them to life on radio, mobile apps, YouTube, and beyond. The future of storytelling? Remixing the archives.

http://blankonblank.org/

 

Co.Exist
Articles on innovations, ground breaking ideas, etc.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/

 

Compost This
Compost is the decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer. While posting items for reuse on Recycle This, we quite often found ourselves wondering if this or that could be composted. We would toddle off and research each item in turn and realised we were building up quite a body of knowledge about the ‘yes’es and ‘no’es of composting.

http://www.compostthis.co.uk/

 

Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects is a leading online magazine featuring reviews, interviews, industry news and feature commentary that reaches over 2.5 million visitors per month from over 200 countries around the world. It has been honored with awards — including nominations for Best News Blog by Total Film Magazine, has been recognized as a Critic’s Choice by the Broadcast Film Critics of America and was named one of the 50 Best Blogs for Filmmakers by MovieMaker Magazine.

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com

 

Gamasutra
A sophisticated take on electronic gaming. Articles on production, the business of making games, art, design, etc.

http://gamasutra.com/

 

Google Street View Gallery
Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, navigate a trip, go inside restaurants and small businesses – and now even hike the Grand Canyon! Browse the gallery to see collections from around the world.

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/street … index.html

 

Lapham’s Quarterly
Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—War, Religion, Money, Medicine, Nature, Crime – by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. Valuable observations of the human character and predicament don’t become obsolete.

The texts are drawn from authors on the order of Shakespeare, Aristotle, Tolstoy, Twain, Thucydides, Woolf, Dickens, Wharton, Gibbon, Keynes, Gandhi, Balzac, Austen, Thoreau, Didion, and De Gaulle.

http://laphamsquarterly.org

 

Politwoops
Sure, we all tweet things we don’t mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then deleted.

http://politwoops.sunlightfoundation.com/

 

Realtalk From Your Editor
Discussing problems familiar to all editors and writers.

http://editorrealtalk.tumblr.com/

 

Stack Exchange
Stack Exchange is a growing network of individual communities, each dedicated to serving experts in a specific field. We build libraries of high-quality questions and answers, focused on each community’s area of expertise. From programmers sharing answers on parsing HTML, to researchers seeking solutions to combinatorial problems, to photographers exposing lighting techniques, our communities are built by and for those best able to define them: the experts and enthusiasts.

http://stackexchange.com