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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
Improbable Research
What is Improbable Research? Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of our organization. We collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. We publish a magaz...
Museum of the History of Science
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the col...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: * Support sustainable economic growth * Boost employment * Raise living standards * Maintain financ...
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

News Releases

Information Loss - From Tornadoes to Black Holes at Perimeter Institute's Public Lecture on Wednesday, April 1
2009-03-24
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
If information is â#olostâ## in a black hole, is the information gone forever? There is a good chance that not only does it come back, it comes back in the blink of an eye.
New Canadian Festival in Waterloo, and Made Viewable Online to the World
2009-06-05
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Dr. Neil Turok, Director of Perimeter Institute, and John Matlock, Director of External Relations and Outreach, will announce details on June 12th, 2009, of an innovative, public science festival comi...
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
2009-12-06
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Sources welcomes Science for Peace
2010-03-29
Science for Peace
Sources welcomes a new member: Science for Peace. Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global ...
State-of-the-Art Science & Environment College Takes Root
2008-11-13
University of Winnipeg
The University of Winnipeg's new state-of-the-art college for the environment and science will bring together researchers, faculty and students to work towards effective global stewardship. Construct...

Sources Select Resources

America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
Balkwill, Jack
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also suppo...
An Annotated Bibliography of Nonsense
Malik, Kenan
Article
1998
Academic critics today not only question the impact of science upon society, but they also question the very idea of scientific rationality.
Anti-Science: Left and Right Together?
A Systematic Attack on Rationality
Pulaski, Stosh
Article
2012
CounterPunch
The suggestion that left and right thinking may be converging on matters scientific will, no doubt, be offensive to some on the left. After all, the right chooses myth over evolution, and oil profits ...
Astronomy
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Biology
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A natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
Can the Sciences Help Us to Make Wise Ethical Judgments?
Kurtz, Paul
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
Scientific knowledge has a vital, if limited, role to play in shaping our moral values and helping us to frame wiser judgments. Ethical values are natural and open to examination in the light of evide...
Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook
Similar moves by US Republican president met sharp backlash from 10,000 scientists.
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2014
The Tyee
The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical s...
Chemistry
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Article
Connexions Library: Science Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on science.
Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More
A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism
Horgan, John
Article
2016
Scientific American
So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I don’t belong to skeptical societies. I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When peo...
'The Death of Evidence' in Canada: Scientists' Own Words
Data distorted for 'propaganda' and other complaints against the Harper government made at last week's Ottawa rally
Gibbs, Katie; Houben, Adam; Hutchings, Jeff, Mooers, Arne, Trudeau, Vance L., Orihel, Diane
Article
2012
The Tyee
Discovery (Observation)
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Article
Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists
Harper government shuts down 'world class' collection on freshwater science and protection
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Tyee
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decisi...
Earth Science
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Article
The sciences related to the planet Earth.
Eric Marshall laments closure of namesake Fisheries library
Rusland, Peter
Article
2014
Cowichan News Leader
The government seems to be saying 'We want to exploit our natural resources, whether it's natural gas or oil sands, and basically to heck with environmental impacts.'
Fakethrough! GMOs and the Capitulation of Science Journalism
Total Information Control
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Good journalism examines its sources critically, it takes nothing at face value, places its topics in a historical context, and it values above all the public interest. Such journalism is, most people...
False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research
High-profile cases and modern technology are putting scientific deceit under the microscope
Jha, Alok
Article
2012
The Guardian
Better detection tools and a rising retraction rate suggest scientific fraud may be widespread.
Gates of Delusion: Media Distortions and REAL Climate Scandals
Article
2010
Medialens
Climate-related storms in a teacup have been appearing in the corporate media almost on a daily basis. This nonsense is distracting attention from a mountain of evidence that human-induced climate cha...
GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
Mattis, Kristine
Article
2015
CounterPunch
In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in ...
God's Red Pencil? CRISPR and The Three Myths of Precise Genome Editing
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2016
Counterpunch
For the last seventy years all chemical and biological technologies, from genetic engineering to pesticides, have been built on a myth of precision and specificity. They have all been adopted under th...
Harper's Seven-Year War on Science
Chris Turner's treatise on Tory anti-empiricism should spark outrage. But those in power won't see it.
Kilian, Crawford
Article
2013
The Tyee
In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans
Stanic, Ana
Article
2016
The Ecologist
One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the t...
In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
London, Scott
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this ...
The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
Mellen, Matt
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discov...
The Laws of Nature
A Skeptics Guide
Pazameta, Zoran
Article
2000
Skeptical Inquirer
Medicine Wars Will Alternative and Mainstream Medicine Ever Be Friends
Seidman, Barry F.
Article
2001
Skeptical Inquirer
In the wake of dozens of new and complementary medicines flooding both the marketplace and some hospitals, which path will medicine take?
Natural Science
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
An Open Letter To Congress From US Scientists On Climate Change And Recently Stolen Emails
Sources News Release
Article
2009
As U.S. scientists with substantial expertise on climate change and its impacts on natural ecosystems, our built environment and human well-being, we want to assure policy makers and the public of the...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
Corporate Crime
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Physics
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Article
A natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space-time, as well as all applicable concepts, including energy and force.
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Website
The PLOS mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Everything that we publish is open-access – freely available online for anyone...
Rationality/Science
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
Science
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Article
Science Daily
Website
Your source for the latest research news.
Science and liberation
Science as human curiosity, as authority, and as business
Podur, Justin
Article
2014
Briarpatch
The conservative movement’s attack on science has several prongs. Where they can attain government office, as in Canada, they use the highly effective tools of funding and de-funding, and regulation a...
Science, Myth, and History
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
The story of ‘Kennewick Man’ - the debate around a 9000-year old skeleton and what it reveals about current ideas of culture, race and science.
Science & Technology Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to science and technology in the Sources directory for the media.
Scientific skepticism
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Article
A practical, epistemological position in which one questions the veracity of claims lacking empirical evidence.
Scientist
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Article
Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds' Claims for Science Library Closures
Goal stated is 'culling' research, not preserving and sharing through digitization
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Tyee
A federal document marked "secret" obtained by Postmedia News indicates the closure or destruction of more than half a dozen world famous science libraries has little if anything to do with digitizing...
What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?
Scientists reject Harper government claims vital material is being saved digitally
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Tyee
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital ...

Sources Bookshelf

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
Bad Science
Goldacre, Ben
Book
2008
Goldacre notes the flaws in research practices and marketing practices leading to human gullibility. He aims to promote public understanding of science so that readers can discern the logic and eviden...
Bold Scientists
Dispatches from the Battle for Honest Science
Riordon, Michael
Book
2014
Accounts of scientists working in the public interest despite powerful opposition.
Doubt is their Product
How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health
Michaels, David (ed.)
Book
2008
Reveals how the tobacco industry's duplicitious tactics spawned a multimillion-dollar industry that is dismantling public health safeguards. Offers concrete, workable suggestions for how it can be res...
Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science
Al-Khalili, Jim
Book
2012
A history of the role of the empire of Islam in the cultivation of knowledge, specifically the Arabic contributions to science.
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
The War on Science
Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada
Turner, Chris
Book
2013
Do No Science, Hear No Science, Speak No Science -- that is the Harper agenda. And if this agenda is most evident and most pronounced in environmental science, that's simply because it is the field mo...

Media

American Chemistry
Mandate is to make everyone aware how important chemistry is to everyday life.
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Research and findings in biochemistry and cell biology.
Canadian Journal of Botany
Features research articles and notes in all segments of plant sciences.
Canadian Journal of Chemistry
NRC Research Press is the foremost scientific publisher in Canada and one of the most advanced electronic publishing services in the world. Since 1929 NRC has been publishing peer-reviewed internation...
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Contains articles on environmental engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, structure engineering, construction engineering, engineering mechanics, and engineering materials, and a history of civil en...
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Reports current research in all aspects of earth science, including geomatics, geophysics, and geology.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences.
Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
For medical laboratory technologists.
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
A peer-reviewed internationally distributed journal specializing in neurology, neurosurgery and related neurosciences. It does not publish news.
Les Debrouillards
A science magazine for 9 to 14 year old kids.
D‚couvrir, la revue de la recherche
Multi-disciplinary science magazine. Interviews with scientists and issues relating to science and technology.
DerniŠre Heure
Health, science, and social issues.
Discovery Channel
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery Channel reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery Channel offers ...
Environmental Science and Engineering
For those responsible for the design, construction and operation of water treatment and sewage systems, as well as industrial and hazardous waste management systems.
Geotechnical News
Geotechnical activities in Canada and the US. Regular features covering instrumentation, environmental geotechnics and geosynthetics. For practicing geotechnical engineers, civil and consulting engine...
Owl - Discovery Magazine for Kids
Educational and fun magazine for children from 2-14 years old. Science, facts, fiction, current events, puzzles, games, jokes, etc.
Quebec Science
Deals with the evolution of all the sciences and their impact on current affairs. Offers complete coverage of the most recent events in public health, ecology, the environment, technologies, astronomy...

Government Ministries & Agencies

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Department is responsible for federal policies, programs and regulations related to agriculture and food. Its mandate is to promote the growth and profitability of the agriculture and food sector ...
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.


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