Here you will find a selection of science, technology and future-related links.
100,000 Stars — an interactive 3D visualisation of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars.
Alternate History discussion board — discussions about possible future events and scenarios.
BBC Click — general tech news.
Bureau of Labor Statistics — useful data, trends and projections on employment and the economy.
Centauri Dreams — Paul Gilster looks at peer-reviewed research on deep space exploration, with an eye toward interstellar possibilities.
Cleverbot — Cleverbot is an AI web application that learns how to mimic conversations by conversing with humans.
Climate Progress — a blog on the science, solutions and politics of climate change.
Deep Space Industries — this company aims to carry out asteroid prospecting, mining and processing in the near future. It emerged as a rival and competitor to Planetary Resources.
Energy Information Administration — official energy statistics from the US government.
engadget — the latest gadgets and consumer technology.
ESA.int — official website of the European Space Agency (ESA).
EurekAlert! — breaking news alerts of the latest scientific discoveries and advances.
ExplainingTheFuture.com — education, training and entertainment resources relating to future technologies, future challenges and future trends. The site is written and maintained by author, futurist and videographer Christopher Barnatt.
Google Trends — useful data on current trends.
The Guardian/Environment — news, comment and discussion on key green, environmental and climate change issues from the Guardian online.
h+ Magazine — covering technological, scientific and cultural trends that are changing – and will change – human beings in fundamental ways.
Jump the Curve — a blog by the futurist and author, Jack Uldrich.
Killing death: Some implications of extending human lifespan indefinitely — an essay looking at the positive and negative impacts of eradicating the diseases of aging (ZIPAR Discussion Paper Series. Zurich, Switzerland).
mkaku.org — official website of Michio Kaku, futurist and theoretical physicist specialising in string field theory.
The Nano Age — an overview of nanotechnology and its potential future.
NASA.gov — official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Daily news, updates and photos covering the agency's many space missions and research projects.
Phys.org — general science news.
Planetary Resources — co-founded by Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson, their stated goal is to "expand Earth's natural resource base" by developing and deploying the technologies for asteroid mining.
RealClimate — a blog on climate science, written by climate scientists.
r/Futurology — a Reddit community of futurology enthusiasts, engaged in speculation about the future of humanity, technology and civilisation.
Science Daily — latest research news and press releases.
SENS Foundation — co-founded by Aubrey de Grey, this non-profit organisation is working to develop and promote a cure for aging.
Singularity Weblog — a journal on trends, news, issues and people related to the technological singularity, including regular podcast interviews with scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, film-makers, journalists, philosophers and artists.
Singularity University — based in Silicon Valley, and headed by Ray Kurzweil, its stated aim is to "assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.), and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges."
SpaceX — this company was founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonisation of Mars. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft.
Technology Review — MIT blog on emerging technologies and their impact on business and society.
TimeGlider — create your own future timeline.
Universcale — interactive graphic of the universe, from the smallest scales to the largest.
Wired — general tech news.
World Future Society — a community with futurists of all types; including entrepreneurs, executives, forecasters, economists, scientists, students, parents, and conscious citizens.
worldometers.info — live world statistics on population, education, the environment, food, energy and health.