Shirl Kennedy lists several nifty research sites in today’s Resource Shelf post:
"Natural disasters, stratospheric gas prices, a messy war in Iraq that
goes on and on, two Supreme Court nominations on the line, evolution
versus "intelligent design," privacy-threatening security breaches,
and a whole raft of other social issues creating divisiveness in
society... Is it just me, or does it seem like the number of rumors
and hoaxes flying around the Internet is reaching critical mass? My
current personal favorite? Killer dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico,
freed from a Naval research facility by the wrath of Hurricane
Katrina. Not that I really have time to go to the beach anyhow...
It's probably a good time to review some of the sites on the Web where
you can go to check this stuff out before forwarding it along to 100
of your closest friends. (And don't we all have friends like this who
are eager to "share" with us?)"