Interesting resources for National Science Week 12-20 August…..curated by, Lindy Hathaway, Dickson College, ACT
National Science Week 12-20 August
Lots of events around the country.
Australia’s biggest smartphone survey
Part of Science Week. It’s been 30 years since the first mobile call was made in Australia and 84% of us now own a smartphone, changing handsets every 3 years. We are the 4th biggest nation of smartphone users, using our phones around 30 times a day. How are smartphones changing our lives? Are they affecting our relationships? Can we live without them?
Wellcome Image Awards 2017
“Informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of healthcare and biomedical science”.
Nature journal – best science images 2016: http://www.nature.com/news/2016-in-pictures-the-best-science-images-of-the-year-1.21156
Livescience – 100 best science images 2016: https://www.livescience.com/57301-best-science-photos-of-the-year.html
Australia’s Science Channel
Excellent information – news, articles, videos, podcasts and events. Topics: Culture; Innovate & tech; Our planet; Scinema (science films); Space; The body; Thought leaders; Careers.
Lots of interesting news and information about research projects. Includes: Rise of the intelligent machines; Is Usain Bolt the greatest athlete ever? Do we trust robo-advice?
Best and worst science news sites
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) supports evidence-based science and medicine and derides the ‘outrageous sensationalism’ often found in science journalism. Their interesting infographic ranks well-known science reporting sources on ‘fundamental trustworthiness’ and how ‘compelling’ they are as sources of information. The 2 best sources are the journals Nature and Science. Other top-rated journals: New Scientist, Live Science, The Economist, Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Atlantic. Lower ratings: Scientific American, Science News, Popular Science, New York Times, Huffington Post, Fox News.
Latest science news
BBC Science & Environment: http://www.bbc.com/news/science_and_environment
Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/
PLOS One and Scientific Reports open access journals PLOS One is a peer-reviewed online open access science journal published since 2006 by the Public Library of Science, and formerly the world’s largest journal. In 2017, open access online journal Scientific Reports became the world’s largest journal – published by Nature Publishing Group. Thousands of articles are freely available from both journals.
ABC Splash science resources
Good resources added continually. Digibooks, videos, audio, games, articles, links… Filter for primary and secondary resources.
ABC Splash science games
Dickson College, ACT