National Science Week 12-20 August

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.

https://www.scienceweek.net.au/

 

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?

http://smartphonesurvey.net.au/

 

Wellcome Image Awards 2017

“Informative, striking and technically excellent images that communicate significant aspects of healthcare and biomedical science”.

http://www.wellcomeimageawards.org/2017/

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.

http://www.australiascience.tv/

 

CSIRO blog

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?

https://blog.csiro.au/

https://blog.csiro.au/rise-of-the-intelligent-machines/

 

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.

http://www.acsh.org/news/2017/03/05/infographic-best-and-worst-science-news-sites-10948

 

Latest science news

Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/ ABC Science(includes Dr Karl): http://www.abc.net.au/science/ Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/top/science/

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.

https://www.plos.org/

https://www.nature.com/srep/

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/04/06/scientific-reports-overtakes-plos-one-as-largest-megajournal/

 

ABC Splash science resources

Good resources added continually. Digibooks, videos, audio, games, articles, links… Filter for primary and secondary resources.

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/resources/-/science

 

ABC Splash science games

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/resources/-/science/all/interactive

 

Cheers

Lindy Hathaway

Dickson College, ACT