People who love TED.com also love RSA Animate. The RSA is a non-profit society that seeks to innovate solutions to modern social problems: hunger, social care, crime, political oppression, the environment, education, social justice. The RSA delivers many of their thought-provoking messages (often from TED speakers) through the novel means of hand-drawn illustrations. The RSA Drive animation is one of my personal favorites, along with dozens of other thought-provoking videos.
‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’ was the original acronym meaning for TED. But over the years, this remarkable website has grown to cover nearly every contemporary topic about humanity: racism, education, economic prosperity, business and management theory, capitalism vs. communism, modern technology, modern tech culture, the origins of the universe. If you consider yourself a thinking person who wants to learn a little more about the world you live in, you absolutely must visit TED.com.
The British Broadcasting Corporation has always had a reputation of credibility and objectivity. With a presentation that is somewhat less flashy than American-based science sites, the BBC Science site delivers very motivating and highly engaging articles on nature, the hard sciences, and the human body and mind. How do you cope with stress? Can we have electricity without wires? What will the Kepler space telescope find? How does your mind process morality? What is your brain sex? How musical are you?
Source: Websites That Make You Smarter, Paul Gil ( http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/readerpicks/tp/Websites-That-Make-You-Smarter.htm )