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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) gopher has been established to provide an on-line information service that promotes public understanding and appreciation of science in human progress.
NatureQuest's Science Forum Debates with the Science Annex

A Science Network Enterprise, this impressive current awareness site, NatureQuest, is organized into two main sections: the Science Site and the Annex site. The Science Site provides a forum for debates in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, philosophy, and history of science and religion. Classical and theoretical problems are discussed either in question and answer format, or by new...
Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit

Produced by the National Academy of Sciences, Beyond Discovery is a periodic series (4-6 times per year) of case studies written by science writers in collaboration with "prominent scientists who have been directly involved with the discoveries being described." Each case study involves recent technological and medical advances, and highlights the role played by basic science. Articles are...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Featured here is an important subscription-based resource for obtaining science articles online. Wide-ranging institutional access as well as free services make each of these resources useful without an individual subscription. The PNAS, claiming to be the "world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serial . . . , publishes research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium...
Ask the Experts

Scientific American's Ask The Experts Web site (last mentioned in the October 15, 1997 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) is worth mentioning again as a great resource for mid and upper-level science classes. Divided into categories like Astronomy, Biology, Environment, and Medicine, students can submit their own questions or read answers to questions posed by other inquisitive minds. Some of...
BBC Science: Tomorrow's World

This is the home page of the BBC program Tomorrow's World. It offers many stories and articles about the latest technology breakthroughs, inventions, and scientific discoveries. New articles are posted every Wednesday. Some of the features have audio or video of interviews, product demonstrations, and other items of interest. Links are also given that allow the user to further explore each topic....
The National Academies

The National Academies of Science was created in 1863 to advise the US government in scientific and technical matters. The Academy and its sister organizations "provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine." The National Academies Web site offers timely news articles and event information, as...

This Web site contains the virtual version of ScienceTunnel, a museum exhibit currently at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England. Created by the Max-Planck-Society, ScienceTunnel invites visitors to "travel through the dimensions of this world and onward to the outskirts of our knowledge." Visitors explore twelve orders of magnitude, from the composition of subatomic particles...
Fact Monster: Science

Fact Monster, the online reference and fun fact Web site, has some new and old features that kids interested in science will enjoy. The Almanac Section contains a wealth of information on everything from the environment, stars and planets, and weather, to other life science subjects. Special features include a daily weather fact, games and quizzes, a box to input a year to get interesting science...
The Black Hole Gang

The Black Hole Gang Web site is authored by fifth grade teacher Stephen Kramer and illustrated by Richard Torrey. The main page of the site contains pictures of the five members of the gang, which, when clicked, bring up another scene with the character in a room with various objects such as a rock collection, map, chemistry set, poster of Albert Einstein, telescope, and other science related...
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