In February I put together a list of five great weather sites. I mentioned that first thing in the morning I check the weather, then the news, then my email accounts. I suppose it was only logical for me to next list some of the news sites I check. Here are five of them, in no particular order.
Drudge Report – While it has been labeled a political news site I find that all of the other news he links to makes this one of the most interesting reads of the morning. The plain, clean layout and minimal advertising are also appealing.
The Christian Science Monitor – The website is the online presence of the 100 year old international news magazine. They rely more on their own writers rather than the wire services, which might help to explain the seven Pulitzer Prizes they have won to date.
Fark – If you are looking for something funny or weird to read about, Fark is the place. They select around 50 links each day, and categories range from Asinine to Obvious to Spiffy. Florida has a category all to itself.
New Scientist – The magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The website was created in 1996 and updates every day, and they have over 76,000 pieces archived.
Topix – This aggregate news site draws from over 50,000 sources, and what makes it different is that you can edit the news based on your location and interests.