Weird and wonderful
If you have wondered why your hair stands on end or why the sky is blue, these sites are absolute must visits.
SCIENCE IS something you can never get enough of. A question of answers, here are some websites you could check for questions ranging from the simple to the profound.
http://www.nature.com/nature/: The world-renowned International Weekly Journal of Science offers a summary of the latest news and views as well as abstracts of recent papers and is a very useful resource for students.
http://www.junkscience.com: With the tagline "All the junk that's fit to debunk," this excellent webzine collates weird and wonderful science news from around the world and provides an entertaining commentary on the items that are more fiction than fact.
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk: There are more than 15 online exhibitions on this site, which goes far beyond most museum information sites. It includes pictures of the Apollo 10 space module and an examination of the materials that shape our lives.
http://en.science-generation.com: The site is an initiative to encourage young people and their teachers to examine the choices facing society. You can learn opinions about topics ranging from cloning and gene therapy to genetic engineering on the 2001 opinion barometer. The BioMag and Science is Fun areas are worth visiting.
The why files (The Science Behind The News)
http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu/: If a science-related topic appears in the news, for example, a new discovery in medicine or a space event, this site attempts to explain the science behind it. This is where you should go for some great background for all science classes.
New scientist graduate
http://www.newscientistjobs.com/graduate/: On the site you can find out where a science degree can take you. You could also check out the careers options for different science disciplines from A.I. to regulatory affairs. Go to the New Scientist magazine for the latest news in the sector.
Dictionary of science and technology
http://www.harcourt.com/dictionary/: The publishers claim that this is the largest scientific dictionary on the web with 130,000 terms defined from 130 fields of science. You can choose to use the excellent search facility or browse by scientific field.
Science made simple
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com : Ever wondered why your hair stands on end? The whys and hows of static electricity are explained here along with fun, simple experiments. This is the site to go to for detailed answers to common science questions like `why is the sky blue?'
http://www.sciencenet.org.uk/index.html: Science net consists of an extensive database of questions from all science areas. The physical and biological sciences, earth and environmental sciences, archaeology and palaeontology, sociology and psychology are some of the areas covered.
http://www.physics.org: This is an ideal site if you need help with homework or just a casual inquiry. Run by the Institute of Physics, it has a number of subject areas like Physics House and Units. Each one provides numerous related links around the web.
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