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Virgin Galactic ~ Suborbital flight should bring space tourism within the reach of more people, taking you beyond the Kármán line, the boundary between the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space at an altitude above 100km. Virgin Galactic hope to offer six minutes of weightlessness for $200,000. Over 430 people have already booked their voyage…
Warburg Iconographic Database ~ The¬†Warburg Institute is associated with the¬†University of London. Founded by the art historian Aby Warburg, we are fortunate much of their reference material is freely available online. I don’t know when you last saw a Sun sign illustration from a book written in tenth century England for instance, but for me that is one gigantic inspiration.
Weather Underground ~ This is one of the best websites for those interested in the finer points of the weather, but I am recommending it for its astronomy content, which is helpful for anybody watching the sky. You’ll find detailed star charts and lots about the Sun and Moon, tailored to where you are. Select your locality and then follow the links to visit the astronomy section…
Webutation ~ Webutation collects feedback and data from across the Internet, putting it together so you can judge whether any website is all it seems. I was pleased to find Astrologywizard.com rated as 100% trustworthy and amused to discover some lamer on Twitter who now calls himself after my site. Still, you know what they say about imitation and flattery, don’t you…
Wejee’s Free Psychic Readings ~ This site offers free computer generated I-Ching, numerology, rune and tarot readings plus fortune cookies and access to individual readers for those wishing to take their interest further. There’s also some good information on the use of colour, crystals, essential oils and herbs.
What’s Your Sign? ~ That old cliché again, only this site offers so much more. It catalogues the use of signs and symbols in a broader context and includes a section on astrology. You will discover an easily digestible guide to the Native American and Burmese zodiacs, Celtic tree astrology and animal signs among others, all of which can prove challenging to pinpoint elsewhere…
Where-to-be-born Index ~ Whereabouts you were born is a big part of any analysis based on the planets at that time. Slowly, economists and statisticians are getting to grips with what astrologers have been saying for millennia. In terms everyone can understand, you are best off being born in Switzerland. With several clients from this region of the world, I am not surprised…
Wikipedia: Multilingual Support ~ Just as certain languages need to display characters beyond those normally encoded, so astrology software uses specific glyphs to represent the planets and the signs. Font support has been of concern to astrologers since the early days of personal computing. It is important to be familiar with the issues, now the Internet has taken hold…
Wikipeetia - The Misspelled Encyclopedia ~ Stumbling across this site as I’m sure many do, because I had typed whatever I intended incorrectly again, I was intrigued to discover it is the work of a software engineering student called Robert Elder, currently at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. One of his most successful projects, I can’t say I am surprised…
Wikitravel - Space ~ Wikitravel launched in July 2003, with the aim of creating a free, up to date and reliable worldwide travel guide based solely on the experiences of its contributors. Nowadays these boundaries have been stretched, as illustrated by the Space travel topic, which although mainly tongue in cheek seems accurate and informative too…
WolframAlpha ~ As I write WolframAlpha is in development, but claims to be the first computational knowledge engine on the World Wide Web. This means you ask a question and it comes up with the answer, so I’ve linked to the astronomy bit which has many interesting examples. On entering astrology, it just said ‘pseudoscience’ though…
Worldometers ~ You’ll find a treasure trove of information here, based entirely on the circumstances of the global collective from a statistical point of view and with each numerical titbit, updating in comparatively real time. If you’ve ever wondered about the human condition, where that is heading or how you can escape the inevitable, this is probably an excellent place to start…
World Population ~ It would be interesting to see whether there are equal numbers of people born under each zodiac constellation, whether as you might expect some signs prove more fruitful than others and if there are seasonal variations in different parts of the world. This is the total world population as of right now. Scary, don’t you think?
World Record Jump ~ Felix Baumgartner’s skydive from the stratosphere 24.26 miles above the deserts of New Mexico has been big news all week. So how is it Joe Kittinger, previous record holder with a jump made over 52 years previously still managed to steal the show, stating simply as Felix left the capsule “Our guardian angel will take care of you…”?
Zooniverse - Real Science Online ~ Zooniverse is a citizen science portal, born out of the original Galaxy Zoo project you’ll remember getting a mention here, way back whenever. These days you can also study solar flares, look for undiscovered planets transiting the Sun, analyse an ancient Greek papyrus or our local galaxy and even investigate the ocean floor…