Favourite Websites

This is a dynamic list of all the corners of the Internet that I enjoy!


  • Preposterous Universe: Caltech physicist Sean Carroll writes about his research, philosophy of science and lot more.
  • Backreaction: Sabine Hossenfelder writes for popular audience about physics beyond the standard model, phenomenological quantum gravity and modifications to general relativity.
  • Better Explained: Following the philosophy of Einstein’s quote “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”, Kalid Azad does a great job in giving a very intuitive approach to learning Math. His article on Trigonometry is a good start.
  • Michael Nielsen: A blog on technology, open science, physics and mathematics from a pioneer of quantum computation. His recent posts will be about cognitive tools and collective intelligence, as he is working on a new book- neural networks and deep learning.


  • xkcd: Most referenced geek humour. For beginners, I suggest explain xkcd as training wheels.
  • Zen Pencils: Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks. This piece is particularly close to me.
  • The Awkward Yeti: The inner dialogue between the cynical, society-influenced Brain and the impulsive, optimistic Heart.
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: Usually filled with rants by researchers, that means it’s funny! Go start here.
  • Existential Comics: A philosophy comic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also jokes. Their latest piece on Freud and Popper, you know, falsifiability and demarcation of science is a really good place to start. A summary of concepts the comics are talking about at the end of the page gives more context.

YouTube Channels

  • Vsauce: In my opinion, no one can beat Michael Stevens at asking questions. Though most of his titles look clickbaity, trust me he covers a lot of explanations & facts in them. My all-time favourite stands Is Your Red The Same as My Red? Consider checking its sister channels Vsauce2 and Vsauce3 also.
  • CGP Grey: This channel maintained by an anonymous user makes quality videos, yeah that’s all I can say, he keeps exploring various topics and refuses to give an about section anywhere. Some places to start with are Why die? and 7 Ways to Maximize Misery 😞.


  • Data is Beautiful: A place for visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc. It’s not just the information, but also a lot about the effective visualization. Caution: Correlation does not imply causation.
  • Explain Like I’m Five: It would be a dishonour to the subreddit if I explain what it is, so I will leave it to you.
  • Daily Programmer: The most fun way to practice programming. They post weekly challenges, and the solutions are peer reviewed! Though I suggest you to try solving them yourselves, reading through the comments is also fun. You will discover great ways to simplify programs, and crazy languages on your way.


  • aeon: A unique digital magazine publishing some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. They ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.
  • Nautilus: Each month they choose a single topic combining the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world’s leading thinkers and writers. And each Thursday they publish a new chapter on that topic online.
  • Quanta: An editorially independent online publication focusing on developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences.


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