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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]3D Wonder Stuff (interactive)
https://www.3dwonderstuff.com/
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) logo]American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Advancing Science, Serving Society
https://www.aaas.org/
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.

[Almost a Doctor]Almost a Doctor - lasers, nukes, explosions, and more!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChmLqXXwlE2YPJJ0z4bMAUQ
Almost a Doctor, a science promoter who is currently working on earning his Ph.D., creates YouTube videos focused on showcasing scientific topics with interesting twists.  Topics of particular interest include laser technology, nuclear tools and weapons, how explosions work (including demonstrations, naturally), and much more.

[Anton Petrov - Learn With Video Games!]Anton Petrov - Learn With Video Games!
https://www.youtube.com/whatdamath
Space, Math, Science, Coding, and Investment are topics that Anton Petrov is both passionate and knowledgable about, and as the host of his own YouTube channel entitled "Learn With Video Games!  What Da Math?" he's educating the world by regularly presenting high quality educational content focused on these topics to his audiences.

[Dr. Becky Smethurst - Oh My Universe]Dr. Becky Smethurst - Oh My Universe
https://www.youtube.com/drbecky
Dr. Becky Smethurst (a.k.a., Rebecca Smethurst) is an astrophysicist (and visible role model in STEM) at the University of Oxford who has a passion for making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm with a focus on how we (as a species) know things, not just what we know, and, of course, the things we still don't know.

As a professional astrophysicist, Dr. Becky's career involves researching how supermassive black holes can affect their galaxies, and takes a particular interest in whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.

See also, a book authored by Dr. Becky:  Space: 10 Things You Should Know

[Bill Nye, the Science Guy]Bill Nye, the Science Guy
https://www.billnye.com/
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]C0nc0rdance | Science and Reason
https://web.archive.org/web/20160207123616/http://www.c0nc0rdance.com/
"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.

[Carl Sagan Institute (Cornell University)]Carl Sagan Institute (CSI) - The Pale Blue Dot & Beyond
http://www.carlsaganinstitute.org/
The Carl Sagan Institute (CSI) was founded to find life in the universe.  Based on the pioneering work of Carl Sagan at Cornell University, our interdisciplinary team at Cornell is developing the forensic toolkit to find life in the universe, inside the Solar System and outside of it, on planets and moons orbiting other stars.

See also:  CSI video archive on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqz04dxptPGu9Vl2rExmqgw)

[Understanding Evolution]Evolution - your one-stop source for information
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/
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.

[TitleMax - A guide to simple machines used in cars]Guide to simple machines used in cars
https://www.titlemax.com/resources/a-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.

[Insects are cool!]Insects are cool!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX4hZFIpfwwX4U0IrBcKSZw
This is a wonderful YouTube video series that focuses on entomology, which is the branch of zoology that is specifically concerned with the study of insects.  Do you have a favourite insect?  The host of these videos would love to know, so feel free to write to her about this in a YouTube comment on any of her videos.

[Kidoctr's Progress Notes]Kidoctr's Progress Notes
https://kidoctr.blogspot.com/
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]Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
https://www.lanl.gov/
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.

[NLM - National Library of Medicine]National Library of Medicine (NLM)
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/
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.

[Berkeley Lab]Particle Adventure - the Fundamentals of Matter and Force
http://www.particleadventure.org/
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).

[Ptable - the interactive Periodic Table of the Elements]Periodic Table of the Elements (interactive)
https://www.ptable.com/
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.

[The Royal Society]Royal Society, The ("Nullius in verba")
https://www.royalsociety.org/
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 Blog - Science news straight from the source
https://www.scienceblog.com/
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.

[NASA ScienceCast]ScienceCasts by NASA
https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceAtNASA
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 https://science.nasa.gov/.)

[Science On The Edge]Science on the Edge by Dr. Mark D'Arcy (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.)
http://www.scienceontheedge.com/
This is series of podcasts, which is hosted by Dr. Mark D'Arcy, covers topics as diverse as genetic engineering, the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology (together with other gene editing tools such as retro-viruses, liposomes, etc.), stem cell research, neuroscience, food supplements (separating the facts from the marketing jargon), and also some philosophy.

If you're interested in science, with a definite skew towards the most cutting edge and controversial breakthroughs, then this is the podcast for you because this web site also shares science links and discusses science papers that push the boundaries of our knowledge.

[Scientist Mel (Melody)]Scientist Mel
https://www.scientistmel.com/
Melody is a highly qualified professional scientist who is passionate about raising scientific awareness and literacy throughout the world, and one of her more famous YouTube video programmes is an audience-directed show called "The Science Of _____" in which viewers tell Melody what they would to learn about next.  Melody holds a B.S. in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education, and an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, and she is available to travel to speak publicly at events, conferences, and teacher development workshops.

[Tom Scott]Tom Scott
https://www.tomscott.com/
Tom Scott has a science aficionado and technology enthusiast who produces interesting educational videos about science and technology that many people encounter in real life and provides some perspective regarding aspects that are easily taken for granted (e.g., the maintenance of wire rope cabling on a bridges in his video entitled How To Stop A Colossal Bridge [from] Corroding).

[Veritasium]Veritasium - An element of truth
https://www.veritasium.com/
Veritasium is a channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.  Dr. Derek Muller, the host of Veritasium, is a science educator who has appeared live on stage with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Space station commander Chris Hadfield, and has also co-hosted the 2017 March for Science on the Washington Mall.
 
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