Resources - Science
These internet sites are related to various fields of science. If you know of a web site that should be included in this list, please share it with us.
- 3D Wonder Stuff (interactive)
- This web site is primarily about Stereograms and related subjects: Stereographic images, phantograms, stereographic animation, stereographs, anaglyphs, 3D photography, etc.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Advancing Science, Serving Society
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities and prestegious awards, the AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books, and reports, and also spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science, and the freedom to explore science, worldwide.
- Bill Nye, the Science Guy
- Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life.
- C0nc0rdance | Science and Reason
- "Concordance" means "harmony between all the parts," and in scientific use it means "arriving at the same conclusion by multiple methodologies." This blogger, who uses the pseudonym "C0nc0rdance," shows, through the use of solid evidence and rational argument, what is junk science and what is real.
- Evolution - your one-stop source for information
- This is a non-commercial, education web site, published by Berkeley University, which teaches the science and history of evolutionary biology. This web site can help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.
Attention teachers: This in-depth resource also includes teaching materials that are dedicated to helping teachers with the subject of evolution that include classroom strategies, lists of concepts appropriate for different levels (K-12 and Undergraduate), lesson plans, and more.
- Guide to simple machines used in cars
- As people perform work, simple machines can make tasks easier by pushing or pulling objects over a distance. This guide provides a variety of educational references that explain simple machines including pulleys, wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes, screws, and wedges. When more than one simple machine works together, they create a compound machine.
- Kidoctr's Progress Notes
- Dr. Eve Switzer is a Pediatrician who takes an active interest in correcting misinformation about childrens' health and refuting a wide variety of intentionally-defective pseudo-scientific arguments about vaccines, autism, and other important medical-science topics. In her blog she covers many of these and other important issues in an in-depth manner.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
- Los Alamos National Laboratory is a premier national security research institution, delivering scientific and engineering solutions for the nation's most crucial and complex problems since 1943 (with an emphasis on their primary responsibility of ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation's nuclear deterrent).
The laboratory's personnel play leading roles worldwide in basic and applied scientific research and technology. Whether it's conducting crucial experiments in space and at their linear accelerator in Northern New Mexico or developing breakthroughs in nanotechnology and determining how best to prevent the spread of HIV and avian flu, the men and women of Los Alamos help lead the way.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world's largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection, and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.
- Particle Adventure - the Fundamentals of Matter and Force
- An award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, anti-matter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with support by the USA Department of Energy (DOE) and the USA National Science Foundation (NSF).
- Periodic Table of the Elements (interactive)
- The Periodic Table of the Elements has been widely published in numerous styles and formats, and one of the best ones we've seen so far is presented on this interactive web site which classifies the elements extensively, and even features a sliding temperature adjustment knob that updates the elements to simulate critical temperature warnings.
- Royal Society, The ("Nullius in verba")
- The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society's fundamental purpose, as it has been since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The core priorities emphasised are a commitment to the highest quality science, to curiosity-driven research, and to the development and use of science for the benefit of society. These priorities promote science and its benefits, recognise excellence in science, support outstanding science, provide scientific advice for policy, foster international and global cooperation, and education and public engagement.
- Science Blog - Science news straight from the source
- Science Blog, which was started in August 2002, presents press releases from research organizations around the globe in the format of a typical blog. Most of what you can read on this web site are press releases from the outfits named in the stories themselves, as well as some blog postings from its readership community.
- ScienceCasts by NASA
- The Science Mission Directorate (SMD) engages the Nations science community, sponsors scientific research, and develops and deploys satellites and probes in collaboration with NASAs partners around the world to answer fundamental questions requiring the view from and into space. SMD seeks to understand the origins, evolution, and destiny of the universe and to understand the nature of the strange phenomena that shape it. (Further information is available at http://science.nasa.gov/.)