Eric Snowdeal has a cool site/blog called snowdeal.org. It’s very good. Not to mention the cool stuff he’s got on bioinformatics, I also found this nifty link to a talk by the Google director of research. Clever, clever. Discoveries like this really make web surfing pleasant.
Lots of pretty 3-d pictures of proteins. Kinemage Home Page
NCBI has some very readable accounts of how you might use their database tools to do real bioinformatics work: NCBI Coffee Break
An online game that gets smarter the more you play it: Guess The Dictator/Sit-Com Character. Think of a person (any old dictator or sitcom character will do, apparently), and you will be asked yes-no questions, twenty questions style, until the computer guesses who you’re thinking of. If it’s wrong, you add a new question to the database so it’ll win next time. It’s an intriguing concept that sadly doesn’t turn out to be that much fun.
Scott McCloud has re-worked his online presence at scottmccloud.com.
This has got to be the most truly accessible genome browser out there. Built by Jim Kent of UC Santa Cruz, largely as a one man effort, I believe. It’s worth sifting through. Working Draft Genome Browser v5
Alas! Feed is now more. Then again, I never sent them any money. When the NPR folks hijack your radio station during a fundraiser, eventually you send them money. But when a web site goes silent… oh well. Read about it: Feed On Ice: A Word to Our Readers