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Science resources by SPJ - International and Miscellaneous Science Sites


Journalism UK Science and Environment Page
Dozens of links to issues in Great Britian.

Find cool global news pieces.

This Web site is a gateway to high-quality Internet resources on science communication and public engagement with science.

European Science Links
It's somewhat limited compared to the Journalists Toolbox, but you can give it a try.

Europe's Science Media Center
Links to hundreds of research studies and stories.

American Math Society: What's New in Mathematics
Includes a 'Feature Column' monthly essays on mathematical topics), 'Math in the Media' (highlights of math news from science literature and the current media), 'Math Digest' (summaries of articles on mathematics), and the 'AMS Public Awareness Office'(press releases, contacts for journalists, and more).


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Martindale's The Reference Desk
An extensive set of health science links.
Resources that monitor a company?s claim on a label. Also helps customers decipher what?s on a label. Very handy in covering consumer issues.

Online Science Museum
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, has virtual exhibits on everything from aircraft and locomotives to photography and scientific instruments. You'll need a Shockwave plug-in to run it.

Biology Online
A comprehensive dictionary of biology facts contains links to related terms within its definitions. It also offers detailed tutorials on biology-related topics.
Answers basic questions about fuel cell technology and links to companies and universities doing research in that area.

USGS: Track Invasive Plant and Animal Species

A British biosciences site.
An anatomy education site.

Physics of Baseball Web Site
Links to academic research and studies about various aspects of baseball physics.

Baseball Research Center
Describes itself as the "Center of Excellence for the Science and Engineering of Baseball" for both experimental and analytical methods. The center focuses on baseball bat performance and durability, and the Center is the official certification center for all NCAA baseball bats and Major League Baseball bats.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Disaster Finder
Run by the NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program, this service was created for the disaster community at-large so that the best links in disaster information could be found quickly and easily. Links are categorized within the Disaster Finder database according the Disaster services section of the Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field.

MSNBC/Live Science: How Earthquakes Work

Molecular Weight Calculator
Just input the formula, and it returns the molecular weight to 13 decimal places.

BBC: Science of Superheroes
The BBC examines the "science" behind comic-book superheroes. How can they do what they do.

Towards Electronic Journals: Realities for Scientists, Librarians and Publishers
This academic research focuses mostly on scientists' perspective as authors and readers, how changes over the years by publishers and librarians have affected scientists, and what they should expect from electronic journal and digital journal article databases. We describe some myths concerning scholarly journals and attempt to assess the future in a realistic manner.

PBS: The Gene Hunters
Companion site to the documentary on the mysteries of human disease.

All Species: Whole Earth Catalog
An attempt to name every plant, animal in microbe on earth.

Visual Physics
Interactive simulations and quizzes help you mine basic physics answers.

Stephen Hawking's Universe
Topics ranging from cosmology to real unsolved mysteries, including an "Ask the Experts" section.
Features, research and tools from the magazine site.



Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics

Internet Connections for Engineers
An extensive listing of engineering and science resources.

American Engineering Campaign
Facts on engineering (an engineer created the snowboard, you know) and the 20 greatest achievements in engineering (Hint: The snowboard wasn't one of them.)

BBC SciTech

Harvard's Research Matters Site
A portal to news articles that span the range of research fields, from the humanities to social science to science to technology to medicine.

Popular Science
Tech news with some focus on science and medicine.

Scientific American
Magazine focusing on domestic science issues.

Science Week
A weekly that posts daily news briefs with science content.
This site provides scientists, researchers, engineers, and others with easy access to government resources related to science and technology.

Info - Encyclopedia and Reference Resource
Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports, Everyday Life, and more. Includes Country Studies and North America Gazetteer.

American Journal of Physiology

Advanced Cell Technology
A cloning business that is simply "giving Mother Nature a hand in producing duplicates of animals.

How Stuff Works: Human Cloning

Grossology: The (Impolite Science of the Human Body)

Rachel Carson Institute: Environment
Carson is considered the mother of the environmental movement. Learn more about her and her career.

Longevity Web Site
Links to dozens of great physics education and reference sites.

Library of Congress: Science Reference Guides
Science research portal features news, conferences, studies and more.
Research and data from more than 15 science associations and publications.

UK: Recycle This

ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online
From George Mason University this site offer links to more than 5,000 history sites about science, technology and industry.

National Biological Information Infrastructure [NBII]
Federal, state, and local government agencies, and their partners from universities, nonprofit agencies, industry, have created this "broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources."

Greenpeace: Stop Greenwashing
Greenwashing describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. This Greenpeace site is a great resource to find more case studies of companies' greenwashing as well as other criteria and how to suggestions for businesses to go green ethically.

Public Library of Science
A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
This site is a "global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases and portals."

Online Periodic Table
An award-winning site that lists and explains all the periodic tables.

Becoming Human
A great site on paleoanthropology, human evolution and origins. Flash 5 is required and a high-speed connection recommended for the video.
A forensic scientist, Campbell will soon have a book out, "Legal Ease: A Guide to Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure" and is offers contact information as a source at her Web site.

PBS Animal Encyclopedia
Hundreds of helpful facts and stats.

Science Republic

Women in Technology International
Active group in promoting women in the science and tech industries.

Center for Science in the Public Interest: Smart Mouth
A site about food science for kids.

USGS: Track River and Stream Flows
Helpful in covering floods, hurricanes.

Museum of Science and Industry
Promotional site for Chicago museum.
Tobacco processing tech company.

Northwest Science Writers Association
Geared toward the region, but the site has many resources helpful to science writers anywhere.

Archaeology Info.
Glossary, gallery of fossil examples, timeline of human evolution.

ResourceShelf: Tips on Free Science Search Tools

Discover Magazine: Top Science Stories, 2008

European Organization for Nuclear Research: Large Hadron Collider
Milestones, safety, facts and figures, background, how it works, etc.

Wikipedia: The Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider Home Page

News and articles on science, health, environment and technology.

WorldChanging: Global Warming Animations

NPR Science Friday: SciFri Videos

Chicago Council for Science and Technology

American Lung Association: State of the Air We Breathe
.PDF format of 2009 report.

Science U
A spinoff site from the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota, this site explains science in basic terms.

National Science Foundation

Sense about Science

Google Scholar
Search journals, articles, academic papers and more.

Science search tool is "the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web."

Online Journal Science Search Engine

Biology and genetics research.

NCBI: Entrez
Search life sciences publications.

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