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science : (1) a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study (2) knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method (science, 2015) [1] blank.gif Webster | OneLook | Visuwords See also Access Science (McGraw-Hill)
Humans are a doggedly curious species, and science provides our most powerful means for understanding the physical universe. Science is a great human adventure, with formidable challenges and priceless rewards, unimagined opportunities and un-paralleled responsibilities. Science lets us view the world with new eyes, exploring backward in time, looking outward through space, and discovering unity in the workings of the cosmos. Armed with that knowledge we can combat disease, create new materials, and shape our environment in marvelous ways. Science also gives us the means to predict the consequences of our actions and perhaps, with wisdom, to save us from ourselves.” Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Hazen & Trefil, p. 278, 1991) [2]
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Spotlight


Symphony of Science - The Poetry of Reality (An Anthem for Science)


Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (Sagan, Feynman, Tyson & Nye)


Experiences


Museum

Science Comes Alive at The Mind Museum


List of Museums (Wikipedia)

DIY

DIY 3 Amazing Science Experiments


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DIY Projects (Popular Science)
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Science & Technology (Destination Guide)

Explorer Island in Second Life


JPL's Explorer Island (Destination Guide)
JPL's Explorer Island (SLurl)

Exploratorium in Second Life


Exploratorium Island (Destination Guide)
Exploratorium Island (SLurl)

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portal

The Lab (ABC Science) Science Portal (Wikipedia)
reference

Library of Congress, Science Reference Services
Science Information Sources (RefDesk)
Scientific Reference Resources (dmoz Open Directory Project)[[@http://botw.org/top/Science/Reference/|Science Reference Sources (Best of the Web)
dictionary

Science Dictionaries (Best of the Web)
glossary

UCMP Glossary, Sciences
encyclopedia

ISCID Encyclopedia of Science & Philosophy Access Science Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online ScienceZine New World Encyclopedia Wikipedia
classification

Branches of Science (ScienceZine)
theory

Importance of Theory in Science, How Stuff Works
philosophy

Philosophy of Science Portal (Wikipedia)
Philosophy of Science (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The Philosphy-Science Continuum (Howard Gardner, Chronicle of Higher Education)
directory

Specific Science & Technology Resources (Internet Public Library)
Science and Technology Directory (RefDesk)
Dewey 500 Natural sciences and mathematics (BUBL LINK)
Free dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
search

"science" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
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SciTalks, Smart People on Cool Topics
creativity

Fleeting Youth, Fading Creativity (Jonah Lehrer, Wall Street Journal) Creativity in Science & Engineering (Ronald B. Standler)
mathematics

Science & Maths: See Where They Can Take You (FutureMorph)
science

Hard to find: Why it’s increasingly difficult to make discoveries and other insights from the science of science
Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP, NSF.gov)
Collaboration: the mother of invention (Carolyn Y. Johnson, Boston Globe)
discovery

100 Greatest Discoveries (Science Channel) Scientific Discoveries News (Discovery Channel)
research

The Scientific Method (ScienceZine)
ScienceResearch.com
application

Applied Science (Wikipedia)
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
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history

History of Science (ScienceZine) History of science (Scientific American) History of Science Sourcebook
History of Science (Wikipedia)
timeline

Science Timeline.net
museum

Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science
Exploratorium The museum of science, art and human perception , San Francisco
Museum of Science, Boston
archive

Internet Archive
library

National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
dewey

500 Natural sciences and mathematics Dewey Browse
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com
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education

Bill Nye, The Science Guy (Site) Bill Nye, The Science Guy (YouTube) NOVA, Teachers Science Education.gov Try Science Iron Science Teacher (Exploratorium)
National Science Education Standards (National Academies Press)
course

Open Education Consortium
trivia

Quiz on science (Fun Trivia)
career

Science Careers (Best Information on the Net)
organization

American Association for the Advancement of Science
expert

Scientific American, Ask the Experts Ask the Scientist
blog

WordPress
preprint

The University of Pittsburgh's PhilSci Archive allows preview new papers about the philosophy of science PhilSci, Official Site
news

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Journals (AAAS) Science News (AAAS)
Nova Science Now (PBS) Nature Scientific American (Site Map) Popular Science
Science News (Society for Science & The Public) Science Daily New Scientist SciCentral Science Direct, Journals
NPR Archives Google News
The Why Files, The Science Behind the News
article

Google Scholar
government

Science.gov: Gateway to US Federal Science USA.gov
agency

National Science Foundation
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play

Science Playground Science Toys & Games, Amazon
game

The Wright Stuff, Popular Science Article about Spore


The Science Behind Spore

literature

Bartleby
song

Math And Science Song Search
folklore

Folklore of Science
bizarre

ScienceDaily.com, strange science Bizarre Things You Can Make In Your Kitchen

NKS


A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram


Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science (Official Site)
A New Kind of Science (Wikipedia)

Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything


Visualization


TEDxBoston - Felice Frankel -- More Than Pretty Pictures


On the Surface of Things, Images of the Extraordinary in Science (Frankel & Whitesides, 2008) [3] Felice Frankel's Home Page

Gallery: 10 Stunning Science Visualizations (Wired)

Arts


IMAX Film Advances Science


Fun


They Might Be Giants - Science is Real


Science Is Real (They Might Be Giants)


See more They Might Be Giants Science Videos on YouTube...

They Might Be Giants, Here Comes Science CD+DVD (Amazon)

Humor


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)


HBO's John Oliver Just Debunked Most of the Scientific Studies You've Heard About (Chris Lee, Fortune)

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    • Resident memory responses to cancer by Colmone, A. Apr 20, 2017
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    • Full Episode by Eric R. Olson Yesterday
      Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park is the largest tract of wilderness in the Alps, but it wasn’t always that way. The park was once the site of major logging and mining operations, but those activities ceased more than two decades ago. Three years in the making, Forest of the Lynx chronicles life in this remote wilderness […]The post Full Episode appeared first on Nature.
    • Baby Dolphin Meets ‘Spy Nautilus’ by Eric R. Olson Yesterday
      Spy Nautilus, an animatronic spy camera, meets a pod of bottlenose dolphins. Among their numbers is a baby dolphin, only five days old.The post Baby Dolphin Meets ‘Spy Nautilus’ appeared first on Nature.
    • About by Eric R. Olson Monday
      This two-part mini-series premieres Wednesdays May 3 & 9 on PBS at 8-9pm ET. Check local listings.  They’re back! Those remote-controlled robotic cameras return to infiltrate the world of dolphins around the globe and capture behavior that has never been filmed before. This time, the Spy Creatures go underwater. Thirteen animatronic spy cameras were designed […]The post About appeared first on Nature.
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      The giant ichneumon wasp,  megarhyssa rixator, has an unusual method for laying eggs. Using her overly-long ovipositor to drill deep into a tree trunk, she deposits a single egg on to the surface of an immobilized wood wasp larva. Her egg turns into a larva, that will eat the paralyzed host…bit by bit.The post Wasp Deposits Parasitic Larvae Deep Inside Tree Trunk appeared first on Nature.
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      Forest of the Lynx premieres Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park, nestled between two great mountain ranges, is the largest track of wilderness in the Alps, but it wasn’t always that way. The park was once the site of major logging and mining operations, […]The post About appeared first on Nature.
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      Go behind the scenes with armadillo biologist Arnaud Desbiez and the filmmakers who captured the stunning imagery featured in NATURE’s Hotel Armadillo.The post Behind the Scenes appeared first on Nature.

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