Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask | Berkeley
Great Web Sites for Kids Selection Criteria | American Library Association
How To Evaluate Web Resources
"A guide to help students quickly evaluate the
credibility of any resource they find on the internet."
Pointers for Searching, Searching for Pointers
For Writers: Converting Words to Pages
"I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself
now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,
whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
-- Sir Isaac Newton --
Online Schooling - Home Schooling
E-Prints, Preprints, Journals, .....
"Understanding means seeing that the same thing
said different ways is the same thing."
The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. The Foundation’s mission is to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future.
World Science Festival co-founder and Columbia University physicist Brian Greene gives a fuller explanation of what a neutrino is. Brief Videos
On October 6, 2015, Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen’s University in Canada won the Nobel Prize in Physics for having discovered that the wispy, ghost-like particles known as neutrinos have mass.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies (120 Members, representing 140 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31 Members).
Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites.
is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees – and is the principal federal funding agency of – the Nation’s research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences.
An in-depth look at the origins of matter and the environmental conditions that helped shape the universe today.
... a gateway to over 35,300 websites and databases worldwide, containing over 5.5 million e-prints in basic and applied sciences.
release joint publication on climate change | February 27, 2014
"The European Science Foundation acts as a catalyst for the development of science by bringing together leading scientists and research funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives."
Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.
The World's Largest Particle Physics Laboratory
Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science
For over seven decades, our dedicated and celebrated scientists have focused on inspired research, collaborating across borders and disciplines to discover visionary solutions to humanity's most pressing issues.
The Federation of American Scientists is engaged in analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy for global security.
Short Films, Big Ideas is an award-winning series of 30 three-minute stories about innovators—people who are reshaping the world through act or invention—directed by the world's most celebrated documentary filmmakers.
This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.
With our three lesson plan templates, educators can create and fill out a lesson plan with a professional design for their math, science and language arts courses, and download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.
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For students, parents, teachers, scientists, engineers and mathematicians. More than 14,000 Science Resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level.
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Search over six million books and articles
More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories around the world have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials.
General Biology Resources & Articles for Students and Teachers
Human Anatomy || The Human Brain || Genetics/Molecular Biology || Epigenetics || Microbiology
Evolution || Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells || Endosymbiotic Theory || Kingdoms of Life
Three Domains (Superkingdoms) Of Living Organisms || Origin of Life || Taxonomy/Phylogeny
Evolutionary Developmental Biology || Modern Evolutionary Synthesis || Evolutionary Ecology
Biomimicry || Complex Adaptive Systems || Morphogenesis || Stem Cells || Genetic Engineering
DNA Nanotechnology || The Ediacaran Period || The Cambrian Explosion
Paleontology/Evolution of Birds || Paleontology/Fossils || Extinction Events || Botany
The Devonian Explosion || Evolution of Plants || Flowering Plants || Coevolution of Insects and Plants
Ecology || Ecosystems/Biomes || Conservation Biology || Self-Organization in Nature
Ocean/Marine Life || Zoology || Arthropods - Entomology/Insects || Ants - Superorganisms
"Why seek the miraculous and supernatural beyond life?"
"The heart of biology is that it revolves around the pattern of connections between components."
"The heart of biology is that it revolves around the pattern of connections between components."
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi
"for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy".
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015
William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014
Nobel Prize in Medicine is Awarded for Discovery of Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013
For 3 Nobel Winners, A Molecular Mystery Solved
Three Americans [James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof] won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday for discovering the machinery that regulates how cells transport major molecules [hormones, enzymes and other key substances] in a cargo system that delivers them to the right place at the right time in cells.
"Even such mental conditions as anxiety, attention deficit disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder can be viewed through an evolutionary biology perspective as once-adaptive traits gone haywire in a modern world.
"Cancer, too, he writes, 'is actually an aberrant evolutionary process going on within a body.'"
Organism: An individual form of life that is capable of growing, metabolizing nutrients, and usually reproducing. Organisms can be unicellular or multicellular. They are scientifically divided into five different groups (called kingdoms) that include prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals, and that are further subdivided based on common ancestry and homology of anatomic and molecular structures. --- The Free Dictionary
Above can be found a long list of E-Prints, Preprints, Journals, Articles, Archives, and Repositories
I. Bacteria (19): Most of the Known Prokaryotes
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II. Archaea (16): Prokaryotes of Extreme Environments
III. Eukarya (35): Eukaryotic Cells
Origin of Life | Taxonomy/Phylogeny
Graphic Representation of Hierarchy of Living Systems
"How long did it take for evolution to restore the losses after the first-order spasms? The number of families of animals living in the sea is as reliable a measure as we have been able to obtain from the existing fossil evidence. In general, five million years were enough only for a strong start. A complete recovery from each of the five major extinctions required tens of millions of years. In particular the Ordovician dip needed 25 million years, the Devonian 30 million years, the Permian and Triassic (combined because they were so close together in time) 100 million years, and the Cretaceous 20 million years. These figures should give pause to anyone who believes that what Homo sapiens destroys, Nature will redeem. Maybe so, but not within any length of time that has meaning for contemporary humanity."
→ The World's Smallest Fruit | Wayne's Word
""Insects did just about everything first. They were the first to form
social societies, farm, and sing — just about anything you can imagine." -- Karl Kjer
Conservation Biology | Self-Organization in Nature
A person can do far worse with one's time than spending it enthralled by pictures of butterflies. The Thailand/Burma area, for instance, has a known number of butterfly species over 3,000.
General Physics Resources & Articles for Students and Teachers
Classical/Newtonian Mechanics || Celestial Mechanics || Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics
Principle of Least Action || Chaos & Fractals || Emergent Phenomena || Self-Organization
Reality and Consciousness || Symmetry || Supersymmetry || Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking (SSB)
Relativity: Special and General || Matter & Mass || Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Hall Effect || Nanotechnology || Materials Science
Quantum World || Quantum Chemistry || Quantum Field Theory || QED & QCD
Loop Quantum Gravity || Causal Dynamical Triangulations || String Theory - Superstring Theory
Calabi-Yau Manifolds || Space, Time, Extra Dimensions || Higgs Boson
Particle Physics - History of Discoveries || Van Allen Belt(s) || Origin of Moon
Parallel Universes - Multiverse || Holographic Universe || Inflationary Universe
Cosmology || Cosmic Web || Cosmic Sound Waves || Stars || Dark Matter - Dark Energy || Black Holes
"Most people who haven't been trained in physics probably think of what physicists do as a question
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless,
the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz
"for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".
Topology Explained | ICTP: International Center for Theoretical Physics
Shocker: Nobel Prize In Physics Goes To Topology In Materials, Not Gravitational Waves!
The Nobel Prize in Physics - 2015
Nobel prize for physics 2015: how neutrinos saved the world | October 6, 2015 - The Guardian
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics | October 6, 2015 - Scientific American
The Nobel Prize in Physics - 2014
Japanese and 1 American Share Nobel in Physics for Work on LED Lights
Invention of blue LEDs wins physics Nobel
The Nobel Prize in Physics - 2013
Tiny Particle Looms Large on Eve of Top Physics Prize
2012 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland
A Few Science News Sources | More can be found above
"The thoughts that one creates generate patterns at the mind level of nature."
"What we call our "thoughts" seem to depend upon the organization of tracks in the brain
in the same sort of way in which journeys depend upon roads and railways. The energy used
in thinking seems to have a chemical origin; for instance, a deficiency of iodine will turn a
clever man into an idiot. Mental phenomena seem to be bound up with material structure."
Nanotechnology and the means to create nanostructures is an interdisciplinary pursuit. As such, source material can be found in the sections on biology and chemistry as well as physics. And if I had a section on engineering, it would fall under that category also. Its implications and potential uses are profound and will no doubt dictate a great deal of future breakthroughs. Imagine, for example, a transistor consisting of a single electron. What would that do for the computer industry?
The file above--geometries.jpg--from: The Open Source Handbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology | Wikibooks
"Einstein's discovery is that gravity, which is a dynamical field, is the geometry of spacetime. Quantum mechanics teaches us that dynamical quantities are noncommutative --meaning that the outcome of the measurement of two of their properties depends on the order in which the measurement is performed. It is therefore natural to suspect that the mathematics needed to describe quantum spacetime is a noncommutative version of geometry."
"The second key idea is to constrain the set of geometries which contribute to the sum to those which implement causality."
A new model for the structure of spacetime: physical applications
PDF File - by Miguel Lorente - University of Oviedo, Spain | IOP Science
Performing a GOOGLE Image search on string theory will return many images,
each of which is associated with a web page or site.
"Spacetime is but a large-scale manifestation of some more fundamental entity."
"Space and Time can be born and thus can die.1"
From: Barrow, John D.; Pi In The Sky
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The new paradigm in Cosmology, Astrophysics and Astronomy has shifted:
The Big Bang model/metaphor has been reborn as the Big Gong.
Ripples in spacetime, initiated by what?
[According to Wikipedia, OGLE-TR-122b was considered the smallest up to 2013. The title was taken over by JO523 after then.]
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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 2016
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa
"for the design and synthesis of molecular machines".
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 2015
2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry | October 7, 2015 - Scientific American
Nobel Prize in Chemistry shared by American, Swedish, and Turkish scientists for DNA repair
Nobel prize for chemistry is awarded for mapping how cells repair their DNA – as it happened
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar
DNA research deployed in war on cancer scoops Nobel prize
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 2014
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Improving Microscopes
Microscope work wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - 2013
Without Test Tubes, 3 Win Nobel in Chemistry