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Smithsonian: Science Service Historical Image Collection, 1926-1976

This collection of images with their original captions from Science Service -- a leading institution for the popularization of science through magazines, bulletins, and newswires for 50 years -- gives users insight into the presentation and status of scientific research from the rise of electrical technology through the modern nuclear age. The collection includes hundreds of images that can be...
Edge: Third Culture

This stimulating online journal is the main publication of Edge Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mandate is "to promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues, as well as to work for the intellectual and social achievement of society." To that end, the journal brings together speculative articles on contemporary issues by leading...
History of Science Society

At this website, the History of Science Society promotes its efforts to foster the interests of science in a historical context and its social and cultural relations. Users can find information on jobs, fellowships, grants, and prizes. Scientific historians can learn about upcoming conferences and colloquiums. Prospective students can search the Guide to the History of Science to learn about... The Culture of Science in Fiction & Fact

Some might be asking themselves: “What is LabLit?” is “…dedicated to real laboratory culture and to the portrayal and perceptions of that culture-science, scientists and labs-in fiction, the media and across popular culture.” Edited by the researcher Jennifer Rohn, the site contains a cornucopia of material ranging from humor pieces about laboratory life and culture, interviews with...
Science, the endless frontier; a report to the President on a program for postwar scientific research

Few engineers have had as great of an impact as the researcher, innovator, and administrator, Vannevar Bush. During World War II, Bush oversaw the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) and contributed greatly to the burgeoning field of analog computers, among many other accomplishments. In this monograph, which Bush composed shortly after the end of World War II, he made the...
Gendered Innovations

From Stanford University comes Gendered Innovations, a peer-reviewed project that aims to "harness the creative power of sex and gender analysis for innovation and discovery...[and] to provide scientists and engineers with practical methods for sex and gender analysis." Visitors to this project will find a wealth of resources relating to sex and gender issues in STEM fields, organized into six...
The Public Face of Science

The Public Face of Science is an ongoing three-year research project conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Launched in 2016, this interdisciplinary project "is dedicated to exploring the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and the public" and aims "to examine how trust in science is shaped by individual experiences, beliefs, and engagement with science." Here,...
The Journal of Stories in Science

Launched in 2016, the Journal of Stories in Science is a publishing platform and citizen science project managed by the Boston-based STEM Advocacy Institute. Among its goals, this unique project aims "to understand people's connections and journeys in science [and] to publish inspiring and thought-provoking stories in science from around the world." On the main page, visitors can scroll down to...
A Scientist's Guide to Social Media

Social media allows scientists to connect across the globe and across disciplines, share research, discuss innovative ideas, find opportunities, and offer moral support in the form of memes, but the fluid social media landscape can be intimidating and overwhelming for the uninitiated. Scientists and academics looking for an entry point into social media will appreciate this handy PDF guide...