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Anthropology

NSF Anthropology Program popular

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&amp;org=BCS&amp;from=home

The National Science Foundation's research initiative to promote basic scientific research on the causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation. Features grants and awards information, staff directory, and history of the program.

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Archaeoastronomy

Oh My God, They Killed SOHO popular

http://www.enterprisemission.com/oh_my_god.htm

On Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at 7:16 p.m., EDT, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint NASA/ESA spacecraft, mysteriously went "off-line".

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Astrophysics

Nuclear Astrophysics Data popular

http://t2.lanl.gov/data/astro/astro.html

An area for providing nuclear data for astrophysics calculations, such as nucleosynthesis, stellar evolution, the Big Bang, and super-nova dynamics.

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Olber's Paradox popular

http://www.ronaldkoster.net/olber.html

A well know problem from astrophysics, Olber's paradox (Why is the night sky dark?), solved. As well as Newton's related Gravity paradox.

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Otherkin > Vampires

Nocturnus popular

http://www.nocturnusonline.net/

From the makers of Otherkin.com comes a site that deals with vampires, including Sanguinarian, Ageless (Classical or Traditional), Psi and Inheritors.

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Out of Body Experiences

OBE Journal popular

http://personal-freedom.org/empower/obe/

Diary of out of body experiences; techniques and thoughts on the subject.

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Paranormal Forums

Occult and Paranormal popular

http://occultandparanormal.ning.com/

A social networking group, formed to allow members to give their comments and views regarding all aspects of the occult and paranormal.

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Paranormal Literature > Myths

NonWestern Mythologies popular

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/a/c/acj2/cmlit108.htm

Course materials with online texts of myths and legends from several Native American, Slavic, and Asian peoples.

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Prophecies

Nostradamus and Other Prophets, Prophesies and Predictions popular

http://www.hogueprophecy.com/

John Hogue, author and mystic details his predictions. Books and CDs available include BARDO meditation and prophecy and religion.

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Nostradamus and the Hebrew Prophets popular

http://www.godswatcher.com/

A site dedicated to the scientific examination of how famous prophecies actually compare to real historical events. Includes details about Edward Oliver's book, "Prophets and Frauds".

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Religion & Spirituality > Esoteric and Occult

Occultopedia popular

http://www.occultopedia.com/

An encyclopedia of occultism, mythology, the strange and the unexplained.

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Time

NPR : 'Seize the Daylight': A History of Clock Chaos popular

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4572036

Benjamin Franklin first called for the government to tinker with clock hours in the 1780s. But it wasn't until World War I that the United States adopted daylight-saving time as a way to get more efficiency out of the day. "Seize the Daylight" Author David Prerau talks about the complicated politics and curious history of DST, and he shares an excerpt from his book. [4:54 streaming audio broadcast]

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UFO > Abduction

Nova: Kidnapped by UFOs? popular

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/aliens/

Companion site for TV program in which believers and skeptics, including Carl Sagan, explore case histories of alien abductions.

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Weather Phenomena > Clouds

NWS JetStream: Clouds popular

http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/synoptic/clouds.htm

Online resource for learning about the different types of cloud with a gallery of images.

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Weather Phenomena > Drought

NOAA's Drought Information Center popular

http://www.drought.noaa.gov/

A collection of sites related to drought and climate conditions in the United States (and some individual states). It includes current reports, outlooks, and indices used for drought and moisture monitoring .

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North American Drought, a Paleo Perspective popular

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/

Highlights the importance of paleoclimate research in providing information about past droughts and natural variability. Includes maps that display droughts of the various centuries.

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Weather Phenomena > Image Galleries

NSSL Photo Album popular

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/nssl/

Photos of severe weather from the National Severe Storms Lab, NoAA Central Library.

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Weather Phenomena > Nor'Easters

Nor'easter popular

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor'easter

Describes the formation and characteristics of this type of winter storm. Wikipedia.

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Nor'easter popular

http://www.ocean-beach.com/weather_noreaster.htm

Explains the process of the creation of nor'easters, gives information on the jet stream and meteorological phenomenon; also shows a scale that relates the height of sea waves to wind speed.

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Weather Phenomena > Rain

NWS JetStream: Precipitation popular

http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/synoptic/precip.htm

Explains why precipitation occurs and how the vertical distribution of temperature will often determine the type of precipitation that occurs at the surface during the wintertime.

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Weather Phenomena > Tornadoes

NOAA Economics: Extreme Events: Tornado popular

http://www.economics.noaa.gov/?goal=weather&amp;file=events/tornado

A tornado is one of the most spectacular and destructive forces in nature. NOAA examines the economics, social benefits and cost mitigation of tornadoes.

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Weather Phenomena > Weather Systems

NWS JetStream: Air Masses popular

http://www.srh.weather.gov/srh/jetstream/synoptic/airmass.htm

Explains how air masses form, the principle classifications that influence the continental United States, and the formation of fronts between them.

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