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Botany 301 Taxonomy of Flowering Plants
Check out “online data” for links on botany. From Texas A&M University.
European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Access scientific journals through “Events and Publications” link.
Chemical Health & Safety Data
Information about more than 2,000 chemicals studied by the National Toxicology Program. View a list of chemicals, or search the entire database. See synonyms, chemical formulae, physical description, volatility, flammability, toxicity, carcinogenicity, labels required, handling procedures, emergency procedures…
Chemical Health & Safety Data
Retrieve data on more than 2,000 chemicals studied by the National Toxicology Program.
Cold Regions Bibliography
The science and technology of Antarctica and other cold regions.
Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
This committee says it investigates fringe-science claims from a scientific point of view. The site is searchable and links to “Skeptical Inquirer,” its official magazine.
DOE Information Bridge
Provides bibliographic records and the full text of sponsored scientific and technical information from the U.S. Department of Energy, from 1996. This includes information from DOE, its laboratories, energy centers, and contractors.
Energy Information Administration
Info on any energy topic, from the U.S. Department of Energy. Includes country briefs. Search by subject or key word. Or receive an alert by E-mail: weekly, monthly, or on subtopics or regions.
Energy Information Agency
EIA is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. Its 32 lists cover various regions, petroleum, natural gas, gasoline, coal, propane, et al.
EurekAlert! is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). It offers daily E-mail notices for reporters and editors only. One is a list of scientific research papers; you have to agree to honor the embargo.
Food science links
Links to industry and scientific sources: American Egg Board, Center for Science in the Public Interest, et al.
Global Warming FAQ
Crash course on how the environment is changing and what’s affecting it. From the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Information on the health effects of hazardous substances, and releases of hazardous substances from U.S. Superfund sites and emergencies. Search by location or substance. From the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
A controversial, self-styled debunker of scientific claims in the media and consumer groups. By Stephen J. Milloy, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. “The media may use junk science for sensational headlines and programming. Some members of the media use junk science to advance their and their employers’ social and political agendas.”
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Study of oceans, climate, environment, and the solid earth.
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Take a 3-D tour of the Solar System. Links to research databases, scientific publications and its library catalog. Images of the Moon.
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Links to the museum’s library and to online exhibitions. Collections database link is currently not available.
National Association of Science Writers
Aims “to foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media.” Special page of information for freelances.
National Earthquake Information Center
Maybe you’d like a heads up whenever an earthquake hits? Well, OK, if it hits in your neighborhood, you won’t need to check your E-mail to know. But for the rest of the world, try the National Earthquake Information Center. Its Bigquake service sends out a message whenever a large earthquake occurs. (Generally that’s a quake of magnitude 5.5 or more.)
National Science Foundation
NSF offers an E-Mail alert of all new publications, or only those matching your interests, or will make a custom Web page for you.
National Science Foundation
NSF offers an E-mail alert of all new publications, or only those matching your interests, or will make a custom Web page for you. Plenty of information on science and mathematics, including curriculum development.
Natural Disaster Database
Satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation. Database, bulletin board, research links.
New England Science Writers
Based in Cambridge, Mass.
Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. And a related prize in economics.
NSF Master List: Of Federally Funded R&D Centers
From the National Science Foundation. Includes information on research centers funded by the departments of Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation and Treasury, as well as NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
This database provides full descriptive summaries of more than 2,000,000 titles NTIS has received from government agencies since 1964. It offers unparalleled bibliographic coverage of U.S. government and worldwide government-sponsored research.
Ocean Science Acronyms
Did you know that AABW is Antarctic bottom water?
Got a question about frogs or maybe even electrons? Ask the Science Whatzit via E-mail or the Web and you’ll get a response (though it might take a while). You can also search the site for answers to other submitted questions.
A web portal for science professionals. Science news, jobs, directories.
Searchable database of science articles. Reporters can register for access to embargoed articles.
Scripps Research Institute
Basic biomedical research. News link directs you to press releases and scientific reports. Also allows search of research departments and projects.
Gateway site allows keyword searches on sites such as Discovery Online, the U.S. Department of Education and Exploratorium Search.
Space Telescope Science Institute
Comprehensive site allows searching by keyword or by topic. Includes photos from the Hubble Space Telescope.
The World Wide Web Virtual Library — science
The most comprehensive Web library.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The NRC has several lists, generating a few messages each week, with press releases, standards, and Y2K as it affects the nuclear industry.
Volcano Information Center
Everything about volcanos.
Everything you wanted to know about volcanic activity. Includes a glossary and a worldwide volcanic reference map.
WebElements The Periodic Table on the Web
The first Periodic Table on the Web.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Study of the other 70 percent of the Earth.
Gateway site for scientific resources.