The Internet is a vast place. According to internetlivestats.com, there are now almost one billion websites online, many of which you’ve probably never heard of before.
Read on to see our list of what we believe to be interesting and worth your time. You won’t find all of them useful, but I guarantee that at least one of them will seriously impress you.
1. Predictions on the Future of Humankind
What will be true by 2030? 2040? 2050? How about 2100? Or even 10,000 AD and beyond? Future Timeline offers predictions about the future based on facts and ongoing scientific research. Every bit of speculation (e.g. “Japan experiences a major volcanic eruption in 2041”) is backed up by at least one source.
2. Free World-Class College Courses
You can find all kinds of online courses these days on sites like Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, and Udemy… but you should start with Academic Earth. You’ll find thousands of excellent courses, and the site’s core belief is that “everyone has the right to a world-class education.”
3. Every Music Genre to Ever Exist
4. Play Hundreds of Retro Games Online
5. Create Professional Resumes
6. Check If Your Online Accounts Were Ever Hacked
HaveIBeenPwned is a simple tool that checks if your usernames or email addresses have ever been breached and released by hackers. Any time you’re “pwned,” you should change the passwords on compromised accounts. Do this at least once a year as part of an annual security and privacy checkup.
7. Compare Cost of Living Between Cities
If you’re thinking of moving to another city, you should absolutely use the Cost of Living Comparison by NUMBEO. Just type in both cities and it’ll tell you the differences in grocery prices, rent prices, restaurant prices, etc. Moving to an area with a higher cost of living on the same salary is basically making yourself poorer, so avoid that mistake with this site!
8. Free Game Assets for Game Development
9. Free Sound Effects
10. Open Access to Any Scientific Paper
Most scientific papers are locked behind paywalls and subscriptions, limiting public access to important research. Sci-Hub believes that this slows down the development of science, and aims to provide access to any scientific paper for anybody who wants it. Unlock any paper by entering its URL, PMID, or DOI — or simply search through Sci-Hub’s huge database.