Includes two full articles from
the current issue plus Science and the Citizen and other departments.
Read about current research in the renowned British
This web site features abstracts for every article in the
magazine of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society.
Download the 1 mb pdf file. It will be the best spent Mb on your memory stick. Learn not only about the chemistry of cooking but the latest, most flavourful knowledge about how we perceive food int he first place.
Few newspapers, if any, carry better science articles.
You'll find a week's worth of science stories here, and you'll find them
interesting yet unsensational, and non-technical yet thorough.
BIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, and CLIMATE
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is from Nova's "Intelligent Design on Trial", produced by
PBS. In 2005, parents took the Dover School Board in Pennsylvania to court as
the board attempted to pass off a religious view as science. The court not
only defended the constitution's First Amendment, but it also revealed
that there is a great deal of experimental evidence for evolution and that
proponents of biology's most important theory are not necessarily atheists.
In this specific piece, evidence is presented for many of Dawrin's
predictions that have led us to realize that all life forms have a great deal
in common, more specifically, about 500 genes.
A new scientific study(2007) concludes that changes in the Sun's output cannot be causing modern-day climate change.
It shows that for the last 20 years, the Sun's output has declined, yet temperatures on Earth have risen.
Get a detailed account of how global warming came to be
accepted by both politicians and scientists.
why lowering gas consumption makes economic, environmental and political
Get the Greenpeace point of view and their viable
solutions for a host of environmental problems including global warming,
ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, and toxic wastes.
This site takes a specific look at the potential impact of
rising temperatures in Canada.
In early October, 1996, the ozone hole in Antarctica
peaked at a record 7.7 million square miles. (Source: U.N. weather agency)
There is also ozone depletion in the Arctic and in the rest of the world.
Interestingly, each region's atmospheric idiosyncrasies lead to different
breakdown rates. This EPA site answers basic questions and, as well, provides
links for the more serious surfer.
"You may find it hard to swallow the notion that
anything as large and apparently inanimate as the Earth is alive. Surely, you
may say, the Earth is almost wholly rock, and nearly all incandescent with
heat. The difficulty can be lessened if you let the image of a giant redwood
tree enter your mind.The tree undoubtedly is alive, yet 99% of it is dead.The
great tree is an ancient spire of dead wood, made of lignin and cellulose by
the ancestors of the thin layer of living cells which constitute its bark.
How like the Earth, and more so when we realize that many of the atoms of the
rocks far down into the magma were once part of the ancestral life of which
we all have come."
"This collection represents the writing of Michael J.
Vandeman, Ph.D. with regard to the pressing environmental issues of today. He
has a persistent clarity of vision of a future where humans transform their
greed into a profound respect for nature."
|Women in STEM
The resource covers the issues women in STEM face and how to close the gender gap and promote equality in STEM. The guide also features links to trusted organizations supporting women in underrepresented fields and scholarship opportunities that are specific to women.
Having trouble imagining the difference between a flu
virus and a cold virus? This site offers a comprehensive introduction to the
world of molecular invaders.
Cancer can best be beaten through prevention, but
according to this CBC site, good diet and not smoking are not enough.
Government and industry have to protect us from carcinogenic chemicals that
are found in cleaning products, fruits, meat and birth control pills.
Get a detailed nutritional analysis for every food you
|Honesty is as important in government and business as it is in science. This orgaization keeps the public educated and informed of the many different types of fraud: government contractor, medical & healthcare , pharmaceutical, FDA, tax, which unfortunately are all too common. Fraud can cost the government millions of dollars a year at the expense of the taxpayers.
CBC radio's well-researched science program includes real audio, allowing you to tune into
recent programs. More recently, they have converted many of their shows into
downloadable mp3s as well.
LIBRARY REFERENCE SHELVES AND CHEMISTRY
A mostly visual timeline of the the key events in the
history of chemistry.
A summary of recent discoveries in the field of chemistry.
dramatic series of demonstrations involving methane gas and soap bubbles.
Brought to my attention by an excellent retired chemistry teacher (Neville
was surprised by the number of chemicals that can be purchased at pharmacies
and hardware stores. This wikipedia list is quite exhaustive.
against the clock to enter as many elements of the periodic table as you can
British site has short entries in math, engineering, computing, chemistry and
Yes! people from north of the border have also made
Click on any element from the periodic table to look up
everything from atomic mass to heat of vaporization.
A variety of home experiments from physics, biology and chemistry
to use glycerin to remove tomato juice stains; vaseline to remove motor oil
stains and much more.
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or
photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief
explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Galilei Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's main satellites
changed the way we look at the solar system. Now almost four hundred years
later, NASA's Galileo mission is exploring these exciting worlds, and
at this site you could follow the mission's every manoeuvre.
Institute's mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature
and prevalence of life in the universe.
This is a link to the Drake Equation, which tries to estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars. For an interactive link, check out the PBS site.
A nice archive of past and recent pictures, all of which
can be downloaded.
This never ending project includes lecture notes and an
Thanks to the University of Arizona, you could access a
detailed fact sheet on every planet and almost every moon in the solar
system. And there's more too on asteroids, comets and other juicy
A collection of math lessons from algebra to differential
A good deal of "hands-on science" can be found
here. In June 2003, there was (and hopefully is still available) a feature on
the chemistry of cooking. Learn for instance what happens to egg proteins
when you beat eggs.
Whether you're interested in bookstores, bars, colleges or
sports, Boston is America's prized city, and its science museum disappoints
Many of the Ontario Science Center's exhibits stimulate
visitors not only to push buttons but to think. Visit the best of the science
museums, and naturally, it's Canadian.
If you don't have the time or resourses to read The Physics and Chemistry of Color: The Fifteen Causes of Color by Kurt Nassau, this web site is the next best thing.
There is far more to subatomic particles than protons,
electrons and neutrons. The Standard Model deals with 12 particles. Explore
this site to know the difference between leptons and quarks.
Same topics as the above site but treated at a more
elementary level.For more details and neat sites with flash,check their
Today, transistors are found in virtually every electronic
device. If,however,they are a total mystery to you, this site will help you
give insight into some basic electronics.
A blog on basic physics in everyday life.
A former LHA teacher blogs about chemistry, astronomy and mathermatics
A list of winners and their achievements is
A list of winners and their achievements is
Common misconceptions are discussed. Highly regarded as a
A network of a hundred scientists from around the world
answer your questions both by e-mail and on the web site itself. Many of the
responses include references.
Scriptovia.com is an online community for students to
collaborate and receive feedback on their academic work. This includes
essays, notes, lab reports, presentations, and everything else students
create to advance their knowledge.
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