Some of my favourite places on the internet

I have no links to any of these, but I do love them. 

The vlogbrothers & nerdfighteria  

My favourite youtubers, Hank and John Green.  Check out their videos here: 

https://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers

They have videos on everything from How to get good at everything to Harry Potter vs Science, to more serious topics explaining things like the Syrian refugee crisis, or why American healthcare costs are so high, or net neutrality.  And.. press play here --------------------------------------------->        for a video on agriculture in Ethiopia which pretty much explains my job

I am absolutely a nerdfighter. DFTBA :)

 

Crash Course and Sci Show

Another Green brother thing.  These are very cool (and short) science videos, perfect for kids, or to be honest anyone who has ever wondered about fingernails, or neutron stars, or boomerangs, then this is the place to go.

Crash course is here

https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

And Sci Show is here

https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow

 

WhatIf

Ever wondered about questions like "If you could teleport to a random place of the surface of the Earth, what are the odds that you'll see signs of intelligent life?" or "What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?" or "What if a rainstorm dropped all of its water in a single giant drop?"  This site answers a new "what if " question every Tuesday complete with cartoons.  This is one of my favourite sites in the world and it was wondering about questions like this that made me become a scientist  what-if.xkcd.com/ 

 

XKCD

A wonderful webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.   www.xkcd.com    Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humour (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)

Ever noticed how there aren't as many thunderstorms now as there were when you were a kid?  Much as "the shuffle on my MP3 player has a bias", this is occasionally true but universally believed.  Brains are so interesting!

Ever noticed how there aren't as many thunderstorms now as there were when you were a kid?  Much as "the shuffle on my MP3 player has a bias", this is occasionally true but universally believed.  Brains are so interesting!

 

PhDComics

Thinking of doing a PhD? Then sign up to this comic. It kept me sane.  http://www.phdcomics.com/