Staying In: World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week
Moss, Robert, The Independent (London, England)
In the words of the soft-rock band Europe, "It's the final countdown", as Wednesday will see the accident-prone Russian space station Mir crashing back down to Earth. This site follows its inevitable doom, and the good news is that most of the spacestation will burn up during re-entry - the bad news is there's a three per cent chance of about 25 tons entering our atmosphere and hitting a land mass - so watch the skies and practise those forward rolls.
The oddly titled Coppernob is a new entertainment site which is geared towards the "funky urban youth market". It features a 24- hour online radio station that's dedicated to dance music, and there's also a worldwide guide to one-off and regular events and Clubbed.com, which proclaims itself to be an "international clubber's paradise".
While we certainly wouldn't suggest that people go out and invest in arms and counter-surveillance equipment, at this site you can legally buy a whole range of gadgets and gizmos for personal defence. These include bulletproof vests capable of resisting a 9mm SMG round, hairbrushes that double as nylon knives, and a high- voltage Taser that will protect your car against theft. You don't have to aspire to the gadget quota of James Bond, but if you are genuinely worried about personal safety, you might consider a Kubotan or Defender Spray to be a worthwhile investment - just don't say we sent you.
Testicular cancer is one of the more common and curable forms of the illness, but few men take the time to check themselves. Every month, stop for a few moments in the shower and drop your hands to your testicles, placing the index and middle fingers underneath with the thumbs on top. Simply roll the testicle gently between the thumb and fingers - that's literally all it takes to discover an abnormality. Visit this site to find out more.
This site is a labour of love for Diane Ambache, who has compiled information on something like 26 female composers from the past 250 years, together with details on more than 80 of their works. Diane says: "This is a seriously neglected topic, and this easy-access site brings these independent-minded women and their colourful and highly expressive music back to life." …
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Publication information: Article title: Staying In: World Wide Web: 10 Best Sites of the Week. Contributors: Moss, Robert - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 24, 2001. Page number: 66. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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