Today’s Byte is a hodge podge of sites that I think are fun and/or useful.
Deep Web Research 2005 – this is a great article from a librarian about the “deep web”, which the author describes as the 600 billion pages of information located through the world wide web in various files and formats that the current search engines on the Internet either cannot find or have difficulty accessing. (Currently search engines find about 8 billion pages.)
EurekAlert – this is a list of the top science stories by EurekAlert in 2004. It includes an ancient brewery discovered on a mountain top in Peru. (Thanks to Sheldon in Minneapolis for this lead.)
Wikipedia – this is an encyclopedia written by everyone for everyone. You can search the encyclopedia without logging in. The entries include links on every word that could be expanded and links to external pages when helpful. You need to log in to edit or add to an entry. Registration is free.