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|This is an interesting website dedicated
to the relatively new discipline of Biological Engineering which brings
a variety of subjects such as biological sciences, engineering
mathematics and computational sciences. The IBE is an organisation set
to encourage and promote research in Biological Engineering through its
meetings and distribution of information and services. The website
a forum which provides important links and encourages interdisciplinary
|The Institute of Biology is the professional
body for UK biologists and is frequently consulted on biological issues
the government. It also publishes various journals, books and
sheets, organising meetings and symposia and has over 70 affiliated
The 'Biologist' is the flagship journal of the IOB and here on the
you can find details of its most recent articles as well as
of forthcoming conferences and information on recent advances in the
|This is the official BBC Health site
- the site which addresses topical health issues in relationship to its
programs. Find out for example from EastEnders' Dr Fonseca whether Mark
was doing the right thing in not taking his anti-HIV medication. Look
the BBC's health guide to a whole host of subjects such as allergies,
epilepsy, and back pain. You can also address your own questions to the
BBC doctor Trisha MacNair.
|Eutopia is a major Web server offering
access to information in several different areas including Health. The
News section supplies daily updated news feeds from the BBC on such
as decoding DNA, the spread of AIDS in Africa and the effect of the
dome on our mental health. There are also links to new health websites
as NHS Direct and research information from the Howard Hughes Medical
|The MRC is an organisation devoted to
promoting research into all areas of medical and related science
its research establishments, and grants. Here on the website are the
of research units and establishments which the MRC has set up to boost
in specific subject areas. Many of these research units are home to
of the UK's best biomedical scientists and here on the website, a forum
been created to encourage interdisciplinary projects.
|This website is dedicated to all things
veterinary and includes a whole host of resources, most significantly a
virtual library of veterinary medicine. Here you can find detailed up
date links to veterinary publications, organisations and colleges as
as biological and physical information on pets of all kinds. You can
chat directly about your pet problems on the newsgroups and Q & A
School of Life Sciences Home Page
|This is Edinburgh University's website
for information on postgraduate studies in the faculties of Biological
Science and Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Edinburgh
is a leading postgraduate teaching and research centre particularly
for its teaching in the life sciences. Here you will find the details
a huge number of research specialities and PhD programs available as
as a whole network of links to other Life Science departments in
all over Europe.
|The Discovery Channel Online is the
ultimate Web guide to all things science, nature, technology, history,
and exploration. Here you will find up-to-the-minute science news,
international expeditions and original in-depth feature editorials as
as the ability to search a massive archive of information on every
from archaeology to space travel. You can also view a whole selection
live images form around the world such as Washington monument, Times
and Big Ben.
|Archnet is a catalogued archive of archeological
resources available on the internet. References have been divided up by
region and by subject area. There are links to academic institutions,
laboratories, societies, and organisations throughout the world. Also,
find the resulting data from specific excavations and downloadable
software of all kinds from geographical mapping to statistical
There's also an archeological news service and another section devoted
Q & A.
|CMEX is the part of NASA's website which
is completely devoted to Mars. It is packed full of information on the
of the planet, previous missions, analysis tools and Mars news. There's
rotating Mars animation, a collection of surface images, and an archive
maps. Another section provides educational material for teachers
suggested projects for kids, and the chance to chat with NASA experts
well as view videos live from Mars.
|This is a holiday company specialising
in small group adventure breaks to destinations all over the world
Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and South East Asia. The website
jam packed full of detailed trip dossiers downloadable in Acrobat
as well as some fantastic photographs of holiday destinations. There's
a monthly newsletter documenting such far-flung delights as the Sonepor
fair, Tibetan monasteries, and the game reserves of Tanzania.
|This is the website of one of the major
US national laboratories set up under the wing of the Department of
and operated by the University of California. Its aim is to develop
and apply science and technology with a focus on global security,
ecology and bioscience. Here you'll find the details of scientific
in a huge number of areas such as Engineering, Microtechnology,
Science, and Lasers and Optics.
|Ski Web is brought to you by the Ski
Club of Great Britain and is a complete information guide on skiing
the world giving details of everything from holiday prices to weather
to skiing fact sheets for beginners. There's also a daily updated news
with details of bargain flights, news of international skiing
and editorial features on such subjects as learning to Telemark, and
Blind British Paralympian skier.
|The Society for Scientific Exploration
promotes unconventional lines of scientific enquiry, providing a forum
the 'presentation, scrutiny and criticism of scientific research in
outside the established disciplines of mainstream science.' Such
is available here for your perusal including papers with such titles as
Nature of Time, The Strange Properties of Psychokinesis and Phobias in
who claim to Remember Past Lives. Its very academic, its weird, and its
worth checking out.
|This is the ultimate yachting website
with daily news feeds from yachting races around the world, as well as
features on boat building technology. There's also a Yachting World
library at your disposal thanks to 15 years of hard work from the
photographer Malcolm White. Another section on extreme sailing gives
of daredevil feats, tales of endurance and high speed unhandicapped
while a more practical part of the site gives you information on boats
|Friends of the Earth is a large international
organisation well-known in the mainstream press for its battles with
and industry over environmental issues. The website is represented
in the UK under the URL www.foe.co.uk and here you'll find information
the organisation's local and national campaigns as well as a diverse
of available publications on all kinds of environmental issues. The
site is vast, and brimming with information on international campaigns,
issues and community health programmes.
|Envirolink describes itself as an 'online
environmental community'. It attempts to unite hundreds of
and volunteers throughout the world and provide them with information
services such as website hosting, automated mailing lists, bulletin
and chat rooms. As well as containing a massive amount of practical
on how you can help the environment, there is also a page devoted to
essays, poetry, interviews and portfolios of environmentalist artists
around the world.
|The European Environmental Law site is an essential
of information on legal rulings concerning all environmental issues.
you'll find the definitive legislation and governmental dossiers on
issues as air and water quality, plant protection, and nuclear safety
well as a huge database available for downloading listing recent case
Many of the larger documents are available in pdf format and many are
in other European languages.
|PlanetArk is Reuter's news service dedicated
to environmental issues. There are daily environmental news feeds and
as well a searchable archive. This site also hosts ABC's Newsradio
environment news which provides a weekly review of major stories as
as regular interviews with some of the world's leading
There's another page full of downloadable software for kids teaching
how they can reduce their day to day impact on the environment.
|The best aspect of the Greenpeace website
is it the clearly written explanations of a large number of
issues. If you're unsure about such issues as how your fridge can harm
environment, how exactly the greenhouse effect works or what on earth
Nino is, then look no further than this site. ..And you get more than
explanations. There are the results of long term scientific studies,
of figures showing climate changes and other scientific reports
in pdf format.
|KIDS F.A.C.E. stands for Kids For a
Clean Environment, an organisation set up by a 9 year old girl Melissa
in Nashville Tenessee as a club to help children learn about the
and find out about nature-friendly community projects they can set up
The club is now a huge youth organisation sponsored by Wall-Mart with a
of 300,000. It promotes environmentally sound projects like recyclying
|This has to be one of the most comprehensive
environmental websites. Instead of concentrating only on obvious
issues such as global warming and toxic waste here you'll find research
subjects as diverse as population movements, sea exploration, genetic
and underground railways. There is of course an excellent library of
not to mention a fantastic interactive map-making machine, and a superb
section which is both educational and to be quite honest very silly too.
|The Lycos environmental news service
is one of the most established information services on the net,
daily environmental news feeds on a diverse range of subjects. As well
the international news headlines relating to environmental issues,
is also an environment events calendar as well as a page devoted to
releases and a section on Ecotravel. A number of active message boards
ongoing discussions of environmental issues such as environmental
animal rights, the 'greenhouse' effect, and mass extinctions.
|This has to be one of the biggest and
most comprehensive wildlife websites on the internet. Here you can find
details of many of the WWF's projects including efforts to save
species, to preserve wild places and to address global threats. There's
excellent News Room section packed full of articles on worldwide
change, oceans and forests and advances in environmental science.
also a great multimedia archive complete with Webcasts, video and
|If you want to know what's happening
at museums, galleries and historic buildings around the UK then the
Museum is the best starting point. The Magazines section of the site
you all the news on upcoming events and exhibitions; alternatively you
use the Museum Finder service to search for detailed information on
in your local area. The Trails area of the site is a great source of
if you're planning a day out in the UK.
|Millennium eve might be long past but the Dome
and it's here for at least a year. The Millennium Experience site
to entice you in with an online preview of the kind of attractions
see in this bizarre structure. All the major zones are covered
the Body Zone. If you're tempted by the photos and the online virtual
then you can then go ahead and order Dome tickets direct from the site.
if you decide not to visit the Dome you can still buy millennium-themed
from the online store.
|Opening with the Picasso quote, "The
purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls," this
database gives you as many opportunities as possible to do a bit of
Organising its listings by gallery (650 in all), by where individual
are exhibited (1,900 of 'em) and by specific exhibitions, even the most
event will be hard pushed to slip through the net. More unusual
like Top 10, Fun For Kids and Glorious Eccentrics are also thrown into
|The 1st May to 4th June 2000 is Museum
and Galleries month - a celebration of what's best in museums and
around the UK. There are plenty of special events planned for this
and you'll find details of them all on this website, just visit the
Diary to get the latest information. Events, exhibitions, workshops,
and talks are all being planned in an attempt to encourage new visitors
|The BBC Experience, an interactive exhibition
devoted to the 75-year history of the BBC, is one of the most popular
haunts in London. This site gives you a real taste of what you can
to see if you cough up for a ticket. You're given a virtual tour of the
exhibits in the Experience and they include the chance to take part in
radio play, the opportunity to present the weather and you can even
your own personal Desert Island Discs. The site is also home to audio
from classic BBC comedies and an online souvenir shop.
|There's always plenty going on at the
numerous English Heritage properties scattered around the UK and this
is the first with the latest news on what's happening and where. It's
if you're looking for ideas on places to visit for a day out - just
out the Events section of the site. You'll also find background
on the properties and maps so you can find them easily.
& Galleries of Merseyside
|Find out about the latest exhibitions
and events in Merseyside at this restrained and stylish website. The
lets you know what's happening in eight major museums and galleries in
area covering everything from an event celebrating the art of the
motorcycle through to an exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings. The
covered include Liverpool art galleries and more unusual museums such
the H&M Customs & Excise museum and the Maritime Museum. With
a wide selection of museums covered you can guarantee there's always
going on in the Merseyside area.
|Restricted to hip and happening events
in this country, Richard Branson's entertainments website contains a
useful search engine for rooting out something to do on an empty
Specify whether you want to search by area, the type of attraction or
name of an actual event and it's almost certain to come up with
The actual entries are clearly set out, summarising what exactly is
on and supplying all-important links, if the venue has a website.
|The CLRC is one of Europe's largest
multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and
worldwide. The Engineering department based on several sites in the UK
and builds the latest technology hardware with its division of applied
specialising in six areas including Advanced Engineering Analysis,
Research, Superconductivity and Cryogenics. Here you can find the
of projects carried out in each of these areas.
|The National Science Foundation is an
independent US government agency responsible for promoting science and
through large investment programs in science and engineering.
about NSF science programs is compiled every year and placed on the
through the Online Document System. The program research areas include
such as Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences,
Research, and Maths and Physical Sciences. Each of these is searchable
|Cranfield is one of the UK's leading
institutions for industrial research specialising particularly in
BioScience, Mechanical Engineering, and Agriculture. A vast amount of
sponsorship is injected each year into each of these departments and
on the website there is a huge amount of information on the recent
carried out within each faculty. There are also a huge number of links
college publications, associations and services.
|This international scientific journal
aims to bring together different areas of science, mathematics and
applied disciplines. The website provides a focus for news and views
from recent research and an outlet for discussion of more speculative
and opinions. The website not only acts as a forum for scientific
but also a place for peer review, feature articles and book reviews,
the subject matter more accessible than many other sites.
|Elsevier Science is a publishing company
specialising in scientific journals - in fact it is responsible for the
of almost 1,200 English-language journals. Here on the website,
and readers are linked together with the latest scientific research.
a News section, and Table of Contents listing for each of the Elsevier
as well as a sophisticated Search engine which allows accurate and fast
of specific articles.
|This is the website of the Institute
of Physics - a professional body which promotes the advancement of both
and applied physics. The IOP is also a publisher of journals, books and
in physics and all 40 of its journals are available here online. There
also a whole host of online services including a Science for Business
an online bookstore, and a service called PhysicsWeb offering a global
and information service.
|This is the website of the International
Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry a body which promotes the
of the chemical sciences through its magazine Chemistry International.
there are links to some of the society's other publications such as the
Pure and Applied Chemistry which contains recommendations as well as
from symposia and the Macromolecular Symposia which presents
in the field of macromolecular chemistry and physics.
|This website contains details of the
journals published by NTP, all of which are radiation protection
Here there are such journals as the International Journal of
Materials Transport and the Radiation Protected Dosimetry which can be
or browsed by their Abstracts and Contents listings. The website
details of all past publications and future planned publications and
journals, books, monographs and conference proceedings.
of Natural History
Discovery Room Online
|This is such a fun site. There are not
boring articles on what dinosaurs are, instead all the information is
within various quizzes. So you have to sort the dinosaurs from the
put the right head on the dinosaur bones and unscramble the dinosaur
to make up a complete skeleton. Along the way you learn loads about the
dinosaurs, but you will be so busy enjoying yourself that you do not
the learning bit.
|Dinorama is not a comprehensive guide
to all things dinosaur related, but it does have some fascinating and
odd facts. Like did you know that it is very rare to find a dinosaur
because they wear down faster than any other part of the skeleton.
are also a few very useful links to other, more detailed articles, such
one on Sue, the largest and most complete T-Rex ever found, who last
the earth 67 million years ago.
|The Natural History Museum is home to
no end of dinosaur bones, and it has some good information on that at
site. In the Dinosaur Data Files there is a great run-down on all
how tall they were, when they lived, what they ate and where they
although there are no colour pictures. Elsewhere on the site there is
to look at. There is a section on recreating dinosaurs, looking at
it is possible to create a real live Jurassic Park from dinosaur DNA.
|Just like the TV programme, this site
is packed with information. You can get summaries of the six main
in the series, but you can also choose to look at the dinosaurs
in more detail. All of the featured dinosaurs have video clips that you
download to see how they moved, and there is plenty of information
on each species. You can even dig deeper with in-depth articles written
dino experts. And when you have done all that you can go to the games
|Dinosaur eggs tell us a great deal about
how dinosaurs lived, but few have revealed as many secrets as an egg
in China which actually contained the bones of a baby theropod. This
tells the story of that discovery and the discovery of other dinosaur
and what they can tell us about the dinosaurs that laid them. It also
you how scientists tease the bones out of the egg and how the bones can
modelled to work out what kind of dinosaur they would have become.
|This site has almost everything you
could need to get started on learning about dinosaurs. It starts with
basics - what is a dinosaur? - and goes on to cover what kinds of
there were, when they lived, how dinosaurs are classified and just
everything else you would want to know. You can even ask a question of
expert if your question is not answered anywhere else on the site.
|Back in the early 19th century the first
dinosaur bones came to light. Scientists then had very little evidence
work with to try to imagine the kind of world these creatures came
The Discovering Dinosaurs site from Encyclopedia Britannica, looks at
changing ideas about dinosaurs, and where they came from. It takes a
at four main areas of contention: environment, anatomy, physiology and
and covers all kinds of arguments, including the most hotly debated of
what killed the dinosaurs?
|This site is based on the findings of
a dig in Argentina, where a family of three Giganotosaurus was found
The largest of these enormous mammals is a staggering 10 metres long.
sites shows how the dinosaur was dug up, casts taken of all the bones
then remade and assembled back in the US. You should also have a look
the sister site, www.dinodon.com, which is full of loads more dinosaur
and news on the latest digs.
|The Shetland Islands are internationally
renowned for their amazing wildlife, and here on this website you are
a taste of just what each season on Shetland has to offer. There are
great pictures of puffins, whales, dolphins, and seals as well as
of their habitat and advice on when it is best to visit them. This site
offers you a tour of Shetland's wildlife - an award-winning holiday
given by knowledgeable wildlife enthusiasts.
|At first, this site looks like an advert
for a hotel in Queensland, Australia with a few wildlife pictures on
side, but in fact its the other way around. This site is a massive
containing 825 files, photos, and text on the Australian Tropical
It is jam packed full of excellent photographs of plants, birds and
along with explanations of their habitat, history and development.
out the Green Possums, LongNosed Bandicots and the Red Legged
|This site acts as a clearinghouse for
ecology-related software. In other words any software submitted for
here is virus scanned, tested and deemed suitable for inclusion. Most
the software available for downloading is highly academic and chosen
its contribution to habitat analysis, general population dynamics,
statistical analysis or simulation. There are also links available to
research in each of these fields as well as other academic ecology
|Its wild! Its American! Its essential
news about Texas Parks. Check out the special snow goose season,
the Texas Alps and how the Warden Training Academy has just graduated a
team of cadets. If you can't get out of the house, live 'Webcasts' will
you involved chatting with the park rangers, and environmentalists or
taking you on a virtual roam with Sherlock Bones finding out how
once wandered around Texas. The mind boggles...
|Here's a great website for learning
about Wildlife in all shapes and sizes. At the NHM there's a gallery
to practically everything imaginable including insects, dinosaurs,
primates, human biology, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and plants.
are also more conceptual galleries focusing on the theory of evolution,
development of the planet earth, and subjects such as mineralogy, and
There's also a wildlife garden complete with bluebell woods, ox-eye
|The WCS was set up at New York City's
Bronx zoo in 1895 and has since developed into a multinational
promoting field conservation projects in 52 countries throughout the
and supporting wildlife protection programs in Africa, Asia, Latin
and North America. This tastefully designed website contains the
of many of the society's projects including sections on biological
zoos and aquariums, news from the wcs magazine and a great kids section.
|This is the Yellowstone national park
website full of information, photographs and videos of its wildlife.
a Yellowstone Net Newspaper, updated daily with such articles as
Sheep killed by lightning' and 'Bison Update'. There's also a section
brilliant photographs of elks, grizzly bears, moose and wolves as well
some good practical information like maps of the various different
of the park, weather forecasts, and details of lodgings.