The Speculist’s “Better All the Time” points out new and cool inventions and discoveries that show that the future is full of more promise than threat. A great way to start the daily fight against pessimism in these dark times: “Reasons to be thankful in a world gone right!”
Academic Earth supplies video lectures from scholars at some the nation’s top universities: Yale, MIT, Stanford, Berkley, Princeton, Harvard. Combined with the right reading list, you can download a world-class education. Check it out!
Finally, though it isn’t a new site, Ask Metafilter’s had some really great Amor Mundi questions lately. Here’s two: