The 30 Best Websites To Expand Your General Knowledge

Artem Zavyalov
Nov 13, 2015 · 3 min read

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

– Albert Einstein

Even in the age of Google, general knowledge still matters. These awesome web-sites will help you to expand your general knowledge from Art and History to Science and Philosophy.

Enjoy! :)

- Miscellaneous -

Highbrow — 10-day courses delivered in easy-to-digest emails every morning.

Listenable — Learn new things through bite-sized audio courses while you’re doing something else.

WikiWand — Slick new interface for Wikipedia.

Britannica — General knowledge encyclopaedia.

University of Reddit —Web-site where Redditers could teach each other.

TodayILearned — SubReddit where people share interesting general knowledge facts.

Quora — A question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users.

BrainPump — Library of entertaining videos on general knowledge topics.

Khan Academy — Service offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace.

TED Ed — Library of short educational videos.

Socratic — Educational Q&A site where students ask questions and our community teaches them the answer.

Crash Course — Educational YouTube channel.

Mental Floss — Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games.

Brain Pickings — Insightful long form posts on life, art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more.

- Art -

WikiArt — User-editable visual art encyclopedia.

Art History Resources — Great collection of art history resources.

Visual Arts Cork — Encyclopedia of visual art.

- Science -

Science Daily — Breaking scientific news and the latest scientific discoveries.

How Stuff Works — Site with explanations and colorful illustrations related to earth science, life science, and other wonders of the physical world.

Scitable — Science library that acts as a classroom resource as well as a personal learning tool.— Massive repository of information on the heavenly bodies, including space flight missions and space-related technologies.

Scientific American — One of the most thorough resources available online for learning and teaching science.

Livescience — Website features groundbreaking developments in science, space and technology.

- History - — Historical information ranging from great speeches to facts about this day in history.

Stuff You Missed in History Class — Podcast which discusses the interesting aspects of many historical events. — Source for true stories about notable people.

- Philosophy - — Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. — Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Philosophy Pages — Narrative survey of the historical development of Western philosophy.

Philosimply — Resource for anyone interested in learning more about philosophy, history and religion.

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Artem Zavyalov

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Co-founder at Highbrow. Blog about edtech, self development, startups, growth, marketing, product development.

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