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Notable in the Catalog
Girls Think of Everything by
Publication Date: 2000-04-24
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.
Science set free : 10 paths to new discovery by
Publication Date: 2012
In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.
The science of crime scenes by
Publication Date: 2012
Covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events.
I died for beauty : Dorothy Wrinch and the cultures of science by
Publication Date: 2012
Senechal presents a sympathetic portrait of the life and work of a luminous but tragically flawed character. At the same time, she illuminates the subtler prejudices Wrinch faced as a feisty woman, profound culture clashes between scientific disciplines, ever-changing notions of symmetry and pattern in science, and the puzzling roles of beauty and truth.
Heart of darkness : unraveling the mysteries of the invisible universe by
Publication Date: 2013
Heart of Darknessdescribes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 is an up-to-date view of breaking science from around the world. Features the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more.
Chemtutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry.
The Biology Project
From the University of Arizona, an online interactive resource for learning biology.
News and information and geology and earth science.
The Cell: An Image Library
A freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.
Watch a 2 1/2 minute animated Ph.D. thesis.
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.
It’s designed to excite and grow STEM interest in a rich, social gaming environment, where teens can search, learn, share, and contribute. The content is vetted by experts to be age-appropriate, accurate, safe, and engaging.
Sparticl uses social gaming to encourage teens to test their knowledge, rank and share content, and even recommend new sites — all while earning points, status, badges, and rewards. Users have to be 13 or older to register on Sparticl, but anyone can enjoy the content.
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
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U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
Top Science News
From Alltop.com. Aggregates science news from across the web.
Current news and feature stories from The New York Times.
Includes over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
Record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.