SEED Magazine: Wealth of Nations
: "Shared natural resources underpin the global economy, but our current economic system does not acknowledge their worth. Can a major new effort to assess the costs of biodiversity loss force a paradigm shift in what we value?" [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Nov 30, 2010 -
A Texas company S2C Global Systems
that it is moving forward
with a plan to ship 2.9 billion to 9 billion gallons of water a year from the small Alaskan town of Sitka
to the west coast of India (near Mumbai). If the company succeeds in carrying out the shipments, the deal would represent the world’s first regular, bulk exports of water via tanker. The water will be redistributed to places in India, southeast Asia and the Middle East. The Alaskan town of about 8,000 people could earn up to 90 million a year in revenue.
posted by stbalbach
on Jul 12, 2010 -
The OER Commons exists to help educators
"find free-to-use teaching and learning content from around the world." Thousands of primary, secondary and post-secondary activities, labs, lecture notes, assignments and other educational materials are available by searching or browsing
the OER site.
posted by cog_nate
on Oct 16, 2009 -
The Luttrell Psalter
is the definitive example of Marginalia; the term used to describe drawings and flourishes in medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Explore pages similar to this
Here is a medieval blog
which has more Marginalia, both amusing
and medievally ribauld
For serious scholars Marginalia
is the website of the Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge which has a myriad of online resources
posted by adamvasco
on May 2, 2009 -
covers many of the topics freelancers need to know about with their daily articles and tips. They run a freelance job board
and have regular podcasts
so you can learn a little something while you work or commute. Check out the FreelanceSwitch forums
for support and advice from other freelancers, or check out their resources
section. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 4, 2009 -
24 Ways - 2006 Edition
This year's possibly useful 24 articles containing 24 tips and tutorials for those of us who love CSS and other related web development techniques. Last year's links are included too.
posted by juiceCake
on Dec 30, 2006 -
(not the same as OpenCourseWare
). And don't miss LSE
, and Connexions
. Still bored
? Don't forget ResearchChannel
, and Wikiversity
. Do you care for psychology
, or math
? Or maybe you prefer journals
, or podcasts
? Knowledge is useful
posted by foraneagle2
on Feb 23, 2006 -
This is good
, an international not-for-profit organization of libraries, museums, and other research institutions, comes this incredibly useful research tool. Start with as vague a query as you like, it'll provide an ordered list of search limiters to help you zero in on the resources you need in a far more organic and rapid fashion than similar tools I've seen. An invaluable resource for students, librarians, and the curious.
posted by Grod
on Apr 27, 2005 -
is a compendium of the next new thing in design, art, architecture and fashion. I kid! Truly, go-go boots make me swoon.
posted by pedantic
on Aug 12, 2003 -
Religion in Hellenistic Athens, A Medieval Mirror, Losing Face: Status Politics in Japan, Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 , Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture , Freud and His Critics
and Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982
--all are entire online books from the public section
of the University of California Press.
I am, like, going so nutso--Jackpot!
posted by y2karl
on Apr 3, 2003 -
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
"Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth's biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense." More inside...
posted by Irontom
on May 30, 2002 -
For All Your Art Needs:
My search for a more contemporary and inclusive supplement to Artcyclopedia
has ended. Artnet
is it. It's an amazing resource and its list of artists
, is the longest and most generously illustrated I've ever seen on the Web. Heaven...![On preview, I see it's been linked twice before, by RJ Reynolds - of course! - but it definitely deserves a post all to itself.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 10, 2002 -