The Biodiversity Project is an environmental organization that is working to protect, restore and conserve North America's land and water resources. They do this through research-based communications to connect people to nature and engage them in the topics and issues critical to human health and well-being.
Like Google Earth for the heavens, WWT aggregates astronomical data from the world's biggest telescopes to create a single virtual scope that anyone can look through. The idea is to democratize the science of astronomy with a single tool that can be used by students and scientists.
In 2004, the editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica wrote an article called "The Faith-Based Encyclopedia" in which he compared Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can update and edit, to a public toilet. The following year the world's most distinguished scientific journal, Nature, decided to compare Wikipedia and Britannica in a blind taste test. Nature's conclusion? That Wikipedia and Britannica are roughly equal when it comes to accuracy. (Quoted from Time Magazine)