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The Best Websites for Expanding Your Scientific Knowledge


If you have a thirst for scientific knowledge, there are many websites that can start to quench that thirst. From news about scientific discoveries to resources for teaching science, you can find a wealth of scientific information on the web.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the USA

PNAS publishes cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy that cover the biological, physical, and social sciences. The site contains the full text, figures, tables, equations, and references of all articles in PNAS dating back to 1990. PNAS is available by subscription weekly in print, and daily online before the printed version in the PNAS Early Edition. For individuals only in the online Early Edition format only, it costs $215/year. For more information about what’s included in the subscription and for more subscription rates, see their About page and their rates page. If you don’t want to subscribe, you can still access the tables of contents, abstracts, full-text search, and all content older than 6 months at no cost and without registration.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or “Triple A-S,” is an international, professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. Their goals include enhancing communication among scientists, engineers, and the public, strengthening and diversifying the science and technology workforce, promoting and defending the integrity of science and its use, and fostering education in science and technology for everyone. The AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books, and reports. Science boasts an estimated total readership of one million.

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