Ah the sciences. It means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some people their lives revolve around this endeavour, while others wear their inaptitude in this subject as a badge of honour. As astronomer and astrophysicist Dr. Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” You don’t necessarily need a B.Sc. to appreciate the sciences or understand the basics. A curious mind can go a long way. I like to think that everyone has a little bit of scientist in them. There’s always some field such as neuroscience or quantum physics that peaks the interest of a lot of people. Over the years I have discovered many science related websites and videos that I think everyone can appreciate at some level and that I wish to share with everyone who wishes to explore.
Aside from the comics on this website – some of which the humour might go over a few heads – this section of the website offers a comical yet scientific way of answering peoples theoretical “What-if” questions using mathematics and physics. Yes there are some mathematical equations involved but it is presented in a manner that does not take away from the overall humour.
Got a minute? Perhaps sink yourself into the wondrous world of physics and learn the history and clear some common misconceptions about how we see the universe.
The “Most Astounding Fact” video is a video that has garnered over 4 million hits on YouTube. It features an audio clip of Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson explaining what he thinks is the most astounding fact about the universe. Along with this audio clip is added music and visuals that can make even the almost anyone emotional, teary-eyed, and appreciative.
This website features the latest news in the scientific community and presented in a way that a lot of people can understand. You can subscribe to their updates on Facebook to get cool updates from their website on your news feed. You’ll be the envy of all your friends…well…in my opinion I think I am…
Alongside videos involving other disciplines there are several science-related talks on this website with many offering perspectives on the developments in the sciences and their implications to society and the future… among other cool and neat things.
Some of the websites listed are nothing compared to the vast sea of information that is currently available to us and these are just a few that I find of interest… among a vast sea of others.
With the rise of the informational revolution more and more sites like the ones listed are readily available at our fingertips and certainly anyone young or old can easily access them. I recall when I was kid growing up some of my favourite toys were a microscope and some books I had laying around on astronomy…if only I had the Internet.
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