Magazine article Newsweek

Your Favorite Sites

Magazine article Newsweek

Your Favorite Sites

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We're not sure where our readers find the time to surf the Web and send us the oodles of URLs that they do every week. What we do know, from the sites that our readers have recommended, is that the Web is looking slicker than ever. And no wonder: more and more businesses get online every day. This week's Web picks include a few of our readers' favorite sites, some corporate, some homegrown.

SCIENCE

At least three big-time science publications have a presence on the Web: the magazine New Scientist (http://www. newscientist.com/), the journal Nature (http:// www.nature.com) and the journal Science (http://www.aaas. org/science/science. html). And if you can't make it to San Francisco's hands-on science museum, the Exploratorium, you can check out its site (http://www. exploratorium.edu/ learning__studio/) instead.

COLLEGES

Lush, well funded and coming atchya with a whiplash grin, t@p online (http://www. taponline.com/) takes aim at what's likely the most lucrative cyber market: the nation's 14 million computer-competent college students. Cool features include the five virtual dormcam (it peers into the rooms of Abby and Garth), wry film reviews and weather reports.

WINDOWS

Now that millions have bellied up to the task bar and switched over to Windows 95, there's appropriately a Web site that catalogs some of the most annoying things about it: http://www. ocf.berkeley.edu/ daaron/win95ann.html. Can you say "Wait for Windows 96"?

JOBS

For the wired job seeker, scanning the help-wanted ads in the toptier markets no longer requires spending 10 bucks at a good news-stand and staining your fingers with ink. With CareerPath.com (http:// www.careerpath.com), The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the San Jose Mercury News, among others, open their listings and employment columns just for registering. …

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