The Scientist does not study Nature because it is useful; he
studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it
because it is beautiful. If Nature were not beautiful, it
would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth
knowing, life would not be worth living.
-- Henri J. Poincaré
To me the most interesting thing about man is that he is an animal who
practices art and science, and in every known
society practices both together.
-- Jacob Bronowski
You can find out more about my personal interest in science on my Astronomy and Catastrophism pages.
I grew up in Chicago which is graced by a variety of fine science museums: the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and many other smaller museums. There are also two fine zoos: the Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo.
I spent a lot of time at these places as a youngster. I still visit them fairly regularly. I learned how much material is NOT on display, but instead resides in some forgotten dusty storage area. I wonder how many scientific breakthroughs are waiting for curious researchers to delve into hundred-year-old crates or specimen drawers?
Access Excellence offers resources for biology teachers.
Advance Alert Emergency Hurricane Storm Weather Guide discusses hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons.
BEAR DEN Home Page is dedicated to a comprehensive understanding of all members of the bear family.
Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum is the U. S. Southwest's oldest arboretum and botanical garden. It is located near Superior, Arizona, just outside Phoenix.
Dolphin page offers a collection of web resources about dolphins.
False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) home page provides information about this syndrome which has often been in the news the last few years.
Fisher Scientific Online offers links to many biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth and space science sites on the Internet.
Fossil Vertebrates in the Burke Museum offers an online collection (catalog and images) of the holdings of the Burke Museum at the University of Washington.
Great Canadian Scientists provides information about living Canadian scientists.
Horology - The Index discusses the science of timekeeping.
Human-Languages Page offers a comprehensive catalog of over 1,600 language-related Internet sites.
Illinois State Museum offers information on its calendar of events, programs, collections, exhibits, and membership privileges. The museum melds fine art, anthroplogy, and natural history.
Israel National Museum Of Science, Haifa has more than 200 "hands on" exhibits that demonstrate scientific and technological principles.
Laws list by Erik Max Francis offers a list of laws, rules, and principles in physics.
Live Access to Climate Data provides gridded access to data sets in the Thermal Modeling and Analysis Project (TMAP) library. TMAP was formed in 1985 "to advance understanding of the processes that control the evolution of sea surface temperature and upper ocean thermal structure."
Manatee.Net offers information about the Sirenia, including links to manatee pages regarding their habitat, their future, as well as miscellaneous links.
Marching Through the Visible Woman from the National Library of Medicine offers a digital atlas of the human female anatomy.
Medicine and the Internet by B. C. Mckenzie at Oxford Medical Publications provides online resources and terminology about medicine.
Mister Transistor by Andrew Wylie offers a historical transistor collection, including images and descriptions of early devices, transistor operation, and the history of transistors.
Museu Histórico Nacional in Brazil contains over 287,000 items including the largest numismatic (coin) collection in Latin America.
Myrmecology - The Science about Ants tells you everything you ever wanted to know about ants.
National Center for Science Education is a nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization seeks to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian religious attack.
National Science Education Standards by the National Committee on Science Education Standards and Assessment are designed to help enable students in the United States achieve scientific literacy.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County offers information about the museum's exhibits.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science discusses museium services, education programs, and exhibits. Includes a section on dinosaurs in New Mexico as well as links to other science museums and sites about dinosaurs.
Piltdown Man by Richard Harter offers a resource area for the Piltdown man hoax. Covers the hoax, its history, the exposure, myths, perpetrator theories, and references.
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Fusion Energy Science Home Page , home of the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor, is the only U.S. national laboratory dedicated to the development of fusion energy science.
W. R. Elsberry's Protected Marine Species page links to many Web resources about whales and other marine mammals as well as sea turtles.
St. Louis Science Center has as its purpose "to assist individuals to understand present scientific and technological developments with an understanding of the past in order to make choices that shape the future."
San Diego Aerospace Museum provides a listing of its collections, a description of the exhibits, educational programs, membership information, museum history, and more. Includes an online exhibit of the collection.
Science and Faith: Catholic Perspectives is part of the Catholic Perspectives Project of the Newman Center at Caltech.
Science Museum of Minnesota offers general museum information as well as online exhibits on specific topics which change from time to time.
Sciencenter of Ithaca, New York is a hands-on science museum and science park.
Scientific American is the official home page of this monthly magazine.
Smart Alec Page offers online tutoring, information, and links for several areas of science and mathematics.
Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection offers pictures and descriptions of amethysts, azurite, sapphires, and many other minerals and gems.
Spotted Hyenas offers information and a FAQ about these often misunderstood animals.
Swedish Museum of Natural History is a publicly funded museum which is the largest museum in Sweden with over 18 million items, and one of the ten largest natural history museums in the world.
Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) offers museum information and brief descriptions and photos of the exhibits. "The Tech Museum of Innovation is an educational resource established to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives, and to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future."
Tornado Project Online provides information on tornadoes and pages on storm chasing, oddities, safety, the movie "Twister," myths, and both recent tornadoes and those in the past.
Kevin Brett's Trilobite homepage provides lots of photos of trilobites, reference materials on trilobites, and links to other paleontological resources.
Visible Human Project from the National Library of Medicine is creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body.
WeatherNet offers a large collection of weather-related links.
W. H. Calvin's SCIENCE SURF offers a "webbed" magazine of science by this well known science writer.
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