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Try some tricks and demos with static electricity , then play with Rare Earth Magnet Spheres

NOTICE: now on CDROM, The Amateur Scientist, all 810 of the columns from Scientific American magazine (C.L. Stong, Jearle Walker, Shawn Carlson.) Approx 1000 amateur projects, pp2100 $24.99. See a Sample.

Explore these Massive, time-sucking indexes of CoolSci:

This Week In Science
Audio archives of the weekly radio show, from U. of Cal. Davis

One of the best science-blogs. Updated by thousands of compulsive science geeks!

Hubble Space Telescope's Greatest Hits
Lots and lots of pictures, great for desktop wallpaper. Also try NASA picture of the day and Astronomy picture of the day

Exploratorium's "Cool Sites" archive
The Exploratorium's Learning Studio maintains a monthly "Top Ten" page for science sites. They've ferreted out the cream of webscience cool sites. Don't miss their past months' archive.

The Last Word
Science questions answered, from New Scientist magazine.

AstronomyPicture of the Day NASA archive
Ten years of collected photos and links from the famous APOD site.

The Editors Selections
Science hotlist from Scientific American Magazine.

Science Friday: HOTLINKS
NPR Radio's TALK OF THE NATION: SCIENCE FRIDAY is not to be missed. They've also built a nice collection of eclectic science links.

ZOOLAND Artificial Life Resource
The famous/infamous (delete one) Santa Fe Institute brings us this brainmeltingly-extensive collection of links to sites involving Artificial Life; a-life. Zerosum breakage and titfortat dealings. Simulations, animations and applet-based growings. Fractals and fishtanks and emergentboid wings ...these are a few of my favorite things!

Falstadt's Math & Physics
An excellent collection of hands-on Java applets for the visual learning of physics concepts. Also see his Circuit Simulator, schematic with visible currents.

Hands on Science Centers Worldwide
Science Museums have the coolest websites. Here they all are, all at once. Take it slow, don't get brainburn.

Interesting Devices on the Net
Immense and venerable collection of sites with live video, stillcams, etc.

Franklin Institute's hotlist of online exhibits
A list of highly interactive Cool Science sites. Also see their monthly hotlist.

Yahoo's SCIENCE index
Hours of surfing pleasure. If you find something in Yahoo that should be linked in Cool Science, drop me a note!

More and more museum sites.

See my own collection of Cool Science links


Great Big List of Various Cool Places

(in no particular order)
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