Archive for Science

Specials and Supplements Archives of “Nature”

Nature has a recurring feature labeled “special and supplements” that contains a plethora of information on diverse scientific topics, whether on astronomy or biology, reflecting the wide fields of inquiry that are the hallmark of this journal. Each entry may contain articles and letters from Nature; i.e.,  the recent astronomy entry has writings by both Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, as well as podcasts and graphical presentations. In addition, research and protocols may be highlighted along with opinion pieces. All in all, this is a great way to access relevant and scholarly material on current scientific endeavors.

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March for Science – Live Updates

Global updates can be found here; C-SPAN is also covering this. A listing of the 600+ satellite sites in also online.

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“Scientist of the Day”

This site comes to us courtesy of the Linda Hall Library; it is a daily biography of some worthy whose work is in its collection.

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Is This the Beginning of Warp Drive?

This recently-released article gives us a tantalizing look at alternate technologies for rocket engines, even though this engine may violate the laws of physics. This entry from the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction details faster than light (FTL) representations in literature. More mundane musings on this proposed process can be found in: National Geographic, Forbes, and Space.com.

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Podcasts from “Science”

A weekly offering from Science, these podcasts can last up to half an hour and usually concentrate on three separate stories. Of  late, the program descriptions provide links to Science stories/articles on the topics at hand. A nice way to keep abreast of current research.

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“Nature” Special Online Supplements

The scientific journal Nature makes freely available special issues on selected topics. Of late, these supplements are coming out at least on a monthly basis and touch upon an eclectic array of subjects and disciplines. The latest one as of this writing covers Science in China; an earlier issue dealt gravitational waves. Of particular interest is the “year in review” issues. The 2015: The Year in Science includes, among other entries, vignettes of ten people who mattered in science in 2015, science events of the year, best images of the year, best science books, and a selection of the best and most popular longer reads from this prestigious journal. Well worth the visit.

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Hundreds of Science Podcasts Available

From Cambridge University, the Naked Scientists podcasts cover a remarkably diverse array of topics from gravitational waves to sonic booms. There are over one thousand talks available at this site, averaging around 21-23 minutes apiece for regular episodes. Special topical reports are normally shorter in duration; many other features add to the utility of this site.

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