Boundless – Open Source Free Textbooks?

A new website has popped up offering an alternative to buying ridiculously expensive college textbooks, completely free. Boundless takes content from all over the Internet (i.e., mostly Wikipedia) and organizes it into chapters based on your textbook’s subject. You just let them know what textbook you need for class and they will create an alternative […]

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Ning Jiang: Save lives, one filter at a time

One of our readers, a UCSB graduate student, Ning Jiang, alongside the nonprofit Safe Water International are currently raising funds to help develop a super-low cost filter to be used in Malawi, Africa, and possibly many other areas of the world. We thought the project was awesome and it deserved a plug. Check out the […]

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Open University: 60-Second Philosophy Lessons

Open University gives us 6 philosophy lessons in under one minute each:

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Friends of CB: Sexy Fly By

For the next five days, Hipmunk has a contest where they are giving away free plan tickets to bring you home for Thanksgiving. As of right now there are only 59 entries so chances are high to win! Enter the contest Adobe just announced the winners to their Imagination Challenge. Check out the awesome works […]

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Top 7 Online Tools Students Should Use

Students now have it so much easier than those that were in school 12+ years ago. Technology has made it so much easier to do online research, stay organized, keep up with deadlines, collaborate with classmates and have online discussions; even 1st graders get to have iPads in the classroom. It’s only inevitable that soon […]

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