Science & Medical Websites
Acid Rain Info on causes, effects, and solutions.
Acid Rain Program Details of the EPA's work to reduce acid rain by decreasing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
- American Association of Zookeepers Excellent collection of animal GIFs for downloading.
- Arizona Health Science Library
- Cornell Theory Center Impressive scientific video archives
- European Science Foundation
- The Idea Channel Hundreds of interviews available on videotape (for a small fee) or by transcript. Sciences are broken down by discipline.
- New York Academy of Sciences The Academy is the third oldest scientific organization in America and one of New York City's oldest and most enduring cultural institutions.
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientists conduct a wide range of basic and applied research and development.
- Resources for Involving Scientists in Education A National Academy of Sciences project. Examples of most effective U.S. K-12 programs involving scientists and engineers.
- St. Louis Science Center Peruse the ecology and environment past gallery for a geological timeline. Over 300 pages of great photographs.
- Science Online Science Magazine's ambitious online version. The primary thrust is toward the working scientist but there are articles written by journalists to educate the general public.
- SciFinder This site is a client/server interface that provides scientists with point-and-click access to 12 million documents and information on 14 million substances from Chemical Abstracts Services files. Scientists can browse research topics and compare their findings to the results of other similar experiments.
- Science Magazine Online The world's largest circulation is now online. A number of articles on scientific breakthroughs, written by journalists, help to educate the general public, but the primary thrust is toward the working scientist.
- Science Research Misconduct - Federal Definition (PDF format)
- Science News Magazine Highlights from current and past issues of this popular science magazine. Also includes features not in the weekly magazine.
Science Training This site has many resources on science
training, categorized by branches.
- 21stC Research Magazine Issues online. Explores the essence and meaning of research at Columbia University.
- NASA The definitive space site on the Web
- Astronomical Pictures
- Faint Images of the Radio Sky A project headed by three leading astronomers, including Dr. David Helfand, Chairman of the Astronomy Department at Columbia University.
- History of Space Exploration
- Hubble Telescope Pictures
- Virtual Library for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Includes biographical dictionary, electronic journals and historical directory of scientific institutions and organizations.
- Planet Science The Web home of New Scientist Magazine, a British weekly news magazine devoted to science and technology and their impact on the world and the way we live. This site requires registration but is free.
- Planetary Studies Foundation The foundation promotes the study of planetary science and astronomy with an emphasis on meteorites.
- San Diego Aerospace Museum
Space Image Resources
- Space News Online This site contains news, features, interviews, photographs, files and even a store all related to space science.
- Space Science Institute Affiliated with the University of Colorado, the SSI seeks to integrate scientific research with community outreach and education. The Explore section of the site contains several heavily cross-linked educational exhibits.
- Views of the Solar System Educational Tour of the Solar System. Every type of photo taken by NASA from Voyager to the Space Shuttles.
- The World of Amber
- American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
- Bioluminescence One of nature's brightest tricks. This site covers fireflies, squid and even lower plants that can produce light. Cool pictures, explanations and a look how researchers use bioluminescence.
- Biotechnology Information Center
- Cell Press
Cell Press primary research journals include the flagship journal Cell,
as well as Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell,
Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology,
Structure, Chemistry & Biology, Cell Metabolism,
Cell Host & Microbe, Cell Stem Cell and, new to Cell Press in
2008, The American Journal of Human Genetics.
- Center for Bioethics This site presents issues focusing upon ethical, legal, social and public policy.
- Cloning: A Special Report Find out how the experiment succeeded (after 276 tries) and what it might mean for the future. Op-ed pieces, a bioethics forum and a cloning ethics FAQ page.
- DNA GenBank An annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. Samples of 552,000,000 nucleotide bases in 835,000 sequence records. Updated every two months.
- DNA Learning Center This site introduces you to the magic of DNA, the cellular matter that contains genes. The site will walk you through basic inheritence to cutting-edge DNA analyses. Browser versions 4.0 or later and RealAudio and Shockwave plug-ins are required.
- FASEB The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's Home Page.
- The Gene Letter Bimonthly newsletter considers the scientific and social issues of genetics.
- Human Genome Project Information This site is maintained by the Human Genome Management Information System for the US Dept. of Energy's Human Genome Program.
- Human Genome Database
- Genome Educators Home Page All aspects of genetics education. Web site is organized and maintained by education professionals from the San Francisco Bay Area who are dedicated to sharing information and resources in the field of genetics.
- Primer on Molecular Genetics
- The Trichinella Page Everything you always wanted to know about THE worm....and more.
- The Visible Embryo Close up examination of the first four weeks of human embryonic development. Detailed illustrations of fertilization, implantation, gastrulation and folding.
- AIDS Patient Database
- Alice! Home of Columbia University's popular "Go Ask Alice!" health Q&A Internet site
Alzheimer Disease Learning Center
- American Heart Association Facts and figures on heart disease and strokes. The Stroke Connection serves as a good resource for victims of stroke and their friends and family.
- AMA Home Page There are subsections for lay persons, physicians and physicians-in-training. A good site to keep up with the changing times in health care.
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness A library guide
- Doctor's Guide Doctors and patients will find specific information and online resources for many illnesses here.
- Health Encyclopedia Healthopedia is a medical and health consumer information resource in patient-friendly language. Useful images available.
Health Statistics This site provides access to statistics on
topics of public health.
- Healthtouch Online A hypochondriac's Dream! This site offers a quick and easy way to track down basic facts about health problems and particular medicines.
- Interactive Patient A case study is presented to you, the clinician. You make a diagnosis and treatment plan. You ask "the patient" in plain english whatever questions you think are relative.
- Karolinska Institute's Diseases and Disorders Mammoth collection of resources for laypeople and health-care professionals.
Learning About Pregnancy Everything you need to know from A
- Martindale's Health Science Guide Contains 27,500 teaching files, more than 34,500 medical cases and 393 courses/textbooks!
- Medical Information Superhighway Provides access to a voluminous amount of medical information.
- Medical Matrix Library of more than 2,500 clinical medicine resources.
- Medinfo Cancer Research Archives. Contains over 45,000 records.
- Medline Info on health topics, drug information, medical dictionary and directory of doctors, dentists and hospitals.
Men's Health Issues Many links to assist men with various
- Merck Manual The same manual you will find on your doctor's bookshelf.
- Multimedia Medical Reference Library For students, patients, medical professionals. Search quickly for specific medical information. Consumer friendly information on medical conditions.
- (U.S.) National Library of Medicine Uses are able to peruse the databases from the world's largest biomedical library. Some available to paying customers only.
- National Organization for Rare Diseases Extensive listing of unusual diseases, with a focus on Orphan Diseases and Orphan Drugs.
- The U.S. National Library of Medicine The largest library in the world dedicated to a single scientific subject.
- Radiation and Health Physics Contains information and links related to radiation.