Science Links



Nature

This British publication was founded in 1869 and is ranked the world's most cited interdisciplinary journal. Research scientist are the primary audience for the journal, but summaries and accompanying articles are intended to make many of the most important papers understandable to scientist in other fields and the educated general public. Nature has offices around the world and started their web site in 1997. $$

Scientific American

First published in 1845 as a four page weekly, Scientific American is the oldest continuously printed magazine in the U.S. of any kind. Prints articles covering all scientific branches with varying degrees of complexity. Sold to a German publishing company in 1986 and launched its web site in 1996. Online content includes Blogs and Podcasts

NASA

The National Aeronautical & Space Association site. Since its inception in 1958, NASA has focused on mans' exploration of space. It includes ten Centers and five major facilities throughout the U.S. Best known for the manned rocket launches at Kennedy space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

JPL

Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A federally funded research and development center located in Pasadena California. Formed in 1943, JPL focuses on unmanned space vehicles and research. Managed by the California Institute of technology (Caltech)

MIT Technology Review

Originally founded in 1899, this Massachusetts Institute of Technology publication was re-launched in 1998. In 2005 it went through another transition into what is now the authority on emerging technological breakthroughs

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science". They are mainly a grant organization to the scientific community

NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is made up of 27 different components called institutes or centers. Its mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, length of life, and to reduce the burden of illness and disability. It was reorganized in 1930 and dates back to 1887. Headquartered in Bethesda Maryland.

CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) is a federal agency founded just after World war II under the department of Health & Human Services (its current title was not created until 1970). Located just outside Atlanta Georgia, they work to protect public health & safety by providing information to enhance health decisions. They partner with state and other organizations to maintain a federal and nation wide information interchange. In addition, they implement the Strategic National Stockpile program, whose mission is to distribute vaccines and antibiotics throughout the country in case of a biological attack or pandemic

CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research. Founded in 1954, CERN is one of the worlds largest and most respected centers for scientific research. It has the largest particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It is located near Geneva, Switzerland and has 20 member states

Science Daily

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world

The New Scientist

The New Scientist is a British weekly non-peer-reviewed English-language international science magazine, which since 1996 has also run a website, covering recent developments in science and technology for a general audience. Founded in 1956, The magazine covers current developments, news, and commentary from the scientific community. It also prints speculative articles, ranging from the technical to the philosophical. There is a readers' letters section which discusses recent articles, and discussion on the website

The Science Channel

A Discovery Communications LLC company headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Launched in 1999, The Science & Discovery television channel shows science related programming. They currently have 11 major channels and broadcast world wide. This is their web site


The Universes of Max Tegmark

The multi-verse world of cosmologist and MIT professor Max Tegmark. His web site contains many commentaries, links, and blogs galore. Max's revolutionary ideas engages his audience using multimedia and cultural exhibits along with more technical material