Verifying Information

 

 

Online Fact Checking

Science News

https://www.sciencenews.org
https://student.societyforscience.org
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org

Science Websites

Free Textbooks and eBooks

  • American Institute of Mathematics — Free math books. Approved textbooks: All the books have been judged to meet the evaluation criteria set by the AIM editorial board.
  • Bookboon — Download free eBooks and textbooks. The books have advertisements in the middle of the text, but it appears the whole book is there.

Biochem Free and Easy: http://biochem.science.oregonstate.edu/…/biochemistry-free-…
Books Should Be Free: http://www.loyalbooks.com/
BCCampus Open Ed: https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/
BCCampus Free: https://open.bccampus.ca
College Open Textbooks: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
E-books Directory: http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/
Free Science Info: http://www.freescience.info/index.php
Free Science Books: http://physicsdatabase.com/book-list-by-title/
FullBooks: http://www.fullbooks.com/
LibriVox: https://librivox.org/
Mark Bishop’s Chemistry: http://preparatorychemistry.com/Bishop_Chemistry_First.htm
Open Culture.com: http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks
Open Textbook Library: http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
Open Textbooks BCcampus: https://open.bccampus.ca/
Open Textbooks: http://www.oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/
OpenTextbookCulture: http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks
OpenStax CNX: https://cnx.org/
Public Library of Science: https://www.plos.org/
Science Books Online: https://www.sciencebooksonline.info/
ScholarWorks: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/books/
Textbook Revolution: http://www.textbookrevolution.org/index.php/Main_Page
Textbooks Free: http://www.textbooksfree.org
University of California: http://www.cool4ed.org
Virgins Community College Free: https://courses.candelalearning.com/catalog/tidewater
WikiBooks: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

More Free Textbooks Because They’re Fucking Expensive

 

Chemistry/Physics/Math Simulations

https://openstax.org/subjects/science

Anatomy and Physiology:

http://oli.stanford.edu/anatomy-and-physiology/
https://www.khanacademy.org/…/…/human-anatomy-and-physiology
https://opentextbc.ca/…/1-1-overview-of-anatomy-and-physio…/
https://www.visiblebody.com/anatomy-…/anatomy-and-physiology
https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology

Astronomy:

https://www.teachastronomy.com/textbook/
http://www.opencourse.info/astronomy/introduction/
http://www.planetary.org/…/full-astronomy-course-online.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHUDWjR5gg
https://www.space.com/
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/
http://www.astronomy.com/videos/astronomy-101
https://www.wwu.edu/skywise/astronomy101.html

Astronomy Books

http://www.as.utexas.edu/astron…/education/…/scalo/301.html…
https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/courses/era
https://ocw.mit.edu/…/8-282j-introduction-to-astronomy-spr…/
https://pages.astronomy.ua.edu/keel/techniques/
http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/
http://homepage.physics.uiowa.edu/~spangl…/…/modern1_10.html
https://www.astronomynotes.com/#details

Biology

https://www.learner.org/courses/biology/textbook/index.html
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/…/fa…/biobk/biobooktoc.html
https://www.biologycorner.com/ (Also has Anatomy and Physiology/Evolution/Genetics)
https://alison.com/tag/biology
http://oli.stanford.edu/modern-biology/
http://oli.stanford.edu/introduction-to-biology/
https://bio.libretexts.org/

 

Biology eBooks

Colby, Chris. “Introduction to Evolutionary Biology, Version 2”. The Talk.Origins Archive. January 7, 1996.

 

Biochemistry:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/biochemistry
https://online-learning.harvard.edu/…/principles-biochemist…

GMOs and Biotech:

https://gmoanswers.com/
https://www.biofortified.org/ for all things biotechnology, food, and agriculture.
https://geneticliteracyproject.org

Climate Science:

http://www.realclimate.org
http://library.open.oregonstate.edu/climatechange/
https://www.climatecommunication.org/climate/introduction/
http://climatechange.umaine.edu/…/publ…/intro-climate-change
https://www.ametsoc.org/…/clima…/course-components/textbook/

Chemistry

http://www.chem1.com/acad/webtext/virtualtextbook.html
https://www.acs.org/…/resources/undergraduate/chemistry.html
http://preparatorychemistry.com/Bishop_Chemistry_First.htm
https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/…/reus…/virttxtjml/intro1.htm
Interactive Periodic Table: https://www.ptable.com/
http://oli.stanford.edu/introduction-to-chemistry/
https://chem.libretexts.org/

Chemistry Equations and Formulas

https://en.wikibooks.org/…/General_Chemist…/Useful_Equations
http://mhhe.com/physsci/chemistry/equations.pdf
https://byjus.com/chemistry-formulas
http://www.elementalmatter.info/chemical-formula-and-equati…
http://www.web-formulas.com/Formula…/Chemistry_Formulas.aspx
https://getcalc.com/chemistry-formula.htm

Organic Chemistry

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry
https://saylordotorg.github.io/…/s07-06-introduction-to-org…
http://www.siue.edu/~tpatric/Ch%2001%20Intro%20H%20T%20I.pdf
https://chem.libretexts.org/…/Chapter_01%3A_Chapter_1%3A_In…
https://opentextbc.ca/…/introduction-to-organic-chemistry-2/
http://www.a-levelchemistry.co.uk/15-introduction-to-organi…
https://ocw.mit.edu/…/organic-materials/27-introduction-to…/

 

Evolution

https://tinyurl.com/ybgfwdpn
http://www.kokkonuts.org/…/jennions_kokko_2014_The_Princeto…
http://humanorigins.si.edu/edu…/introduction-human-evolution
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/…/introduction-to-evolut…/…

 

Forensic Science

http://www.exploreforensics.co.uk/
http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/
http://www.weareforensic.co.uk/
http://www.forensicpathologyonline.com/
https://thesebonesofmine.wordpress.com/
http://www.forensicbasics.org/
http://projects.nfstc.org/csieffect/
http://www.forensicmed.co.uk/
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/

 

Microbiology

http://www.microbiologybook.org
http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/kt_toc.html
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/…/introduction-to-microb…/
https://bio.libretexts.org/…/1.1%3A_Introduction_to_Microbi…
http://www.austincc.edu/rohde/noteref.htm

 

Probability and Statistics

http://oli.stanford.edu/probability-statistics/
http://oli.stanford.edu/statistical-reasoning/
https://stats.libretexts.org/

 

Physics

http://physicsdatabase.com/a-list-of-free-chemistry-books/
https://physics.info/
http://www.lightandmatter.com/lm/
https://www.flippingphysics.com
http://www.physicsclassroom.com
https://ww2.odu.edu/~ago…/teaching/notes231/Notes2016v15.pdf
http://physics.gantep.edu.tr/ep105/lecture-notes.php
https://ocw.mit.edu/…/8-01l-physics-i-classi…/lecture-notes/
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume I: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_toc.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics
https://www.introduction-to-physics.com/
https://phys.libretexts.org/

 

Physics Equations and Formulas

https://physics.info/equations/
https://www.mcat-prep.com/mcat-physics-equations-sheet/#
https://ww2.odu.edu/…/t…/notes231/Master%20Equations%20I.pdf
http://www.easternct.edu/…/fil…/2013/12/Physics-Formulas.pdf
https://byjus.com/physics-formulas

http://www.sciencebooksonline.info
http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
https://www.nature.com/nature_educati…/interactive_textbooks

National Academy Press has free full reports on everything from Climate Change, Evolution, Meteorology, Biotechnology – you name it, they have it: https://www.nap.edu/topic/

Critical Thinking / Science vs. Pseudoscience

Calling Bullshit: http://callingbullshit.org/syllabus.html
Sense of Science: http://senseaboutscience.org/activities/…
https://violentmetaphors.com/…/whats-the-difference-betwee…/
https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/the-difference-betwee…/
Aspiring Thinkers Guide to Critical Thinking : http://www.criticalthinking.org/…/SAM_Aspiring_Thinkers_Gui…
The Miniature Guide to The Foundation for Critical Thinking : https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/…/p…/1/1710/Critical_Thinking.pdf
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills : https://guidebookstgc.snagfilms.com/9344_Deceptive_Mind.pdf
Quackwatch: https://www.quackwatch.org/

 

How to Understand Arguments

http://pages.intnet.mu/…/Understanding%20Arguments%208th%20…
https://www.brainpickings.org/…/baloney-detection-kit-carl…/

More on Logical Fallacies and Bias and the Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

https://scholar.harvard.edu/…/d…/files/cognitive_biases.pdf…
https://bookofbadarguments.com/AIBOBA-white.pdf
https://umshare.miami.edu/…/e…/Society/Logical_Fallacies.pdf
http://amyopp.com/…/uploads/2013/07/Psychology_of_Bias_May_…
https://www.vox.com/…/conspiracy-theories-psychologist-expl…
https://www.psychologytoday.com/…/what-makes-conspiracy-the…
http://sciencenordic.com/secrets-and-lies-psychology-conspi…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/…/why-do-some-people-be…/
https://www.livescience.com/53494-how-to-tell-if-conspiracy…
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article…

Psychology Resources

http://psychology.cypa.us/…/26300867/psychology_textbook.pdf
http://www.cee.uma.pt/…/Psychology%208th%20-%20Gleitman,%20…

Critical Thinking and Pseudoscience Detection

Scientific Method: A Beginner’s Guide: http://course.sdu.edu.cn/…/eWebEditor/uploadfile/2014030616…
http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Sagan-Baloney.pdf
http://lghttp.48653.nexcesscdn.net/…/9780826194190_chapter.…
https://www.skepticalscience.com/docs/Debunking_Handbook.pdf
https://racionalistasusp.files.wordpress.com/…/bowell-kemp-…
http://www.courseiran.com/…/1470558987-Critical_thinking.pdf
https://medium.com/…/mental-models-i-find-repeatedly-useful…

Science for Kids

Experiments:
https://thesciencemomblog.com/

http://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/…/science-experiments
http://easyscienceforkids.com
https://www.education.com/activity/science/
http://www.scienceforkidsclub.com
http://www.ducksters.com/science/
http://www.biology4kids.com
http://pbskids.org/games/science/
https://www.kcedventures.com/…/kids-books-and-websites-abou…
http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/science.htm
https://www.thespruce.com/top-science-websites-for-kids-125…
https://www.reallygoodstuff.com/…/11-free-science-websit…/2/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoo…/websites/4_11/site/science.shtml
http://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com
https://www.mathsisfun.com

Conspiracy Theories

GMOs

Vaccines and Herd Immunity

All in one vaccination resource:
https://www.historyofvaccines.org/
Vaccine studies (not complete): https://drive.google.com/open…
Studies on the economic burden of disease: https://drive.google.com/open…
https://www.historyofvaccines.org/
http://www.chop.edu/centers-progra…/vaccine-education-center
Links debunking incorrect claims: http://www.redwineandapplesauce.com/vaccine-articles-off-s…/
http://immunise.health.gov.au/…/pub…/Content/resources-menu…
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/resources/index.html
https://www.canada.ca/…/immunization-vaccine-awareness-mate…
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation
Extensive List of Debunk Pseudoscience Studies in relation to vaccines: http://lizditz.typepad.com/…/-those-lists-of-papers-that-cl…
https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/herd-immunity-0
https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-herd-immunity…
Herd Immunity Guide: https://drive.google.com/open…
From Bozeman Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLUzwT9tWxY
From Healthcare Triage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuiHFg_nfnE
SkepticalRaptor: http://www.skepticalraptor.com/skepticalraptorblog.php/

Facebook Pages

Bearded Science Guy
Biology Babe
Britt Marie Hermes
Compound Interest
CSIRO
Dairy Carrie
Dawn’s Brain
Debunking ADHD & Autism Myths & Misinformation
Debunking Denialism
Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium
Dr. Richard Pan
Farm Babe
Fitness Reloaded
Futurism
James Fell
MakingSenseOfFluoride
Mommy, PhD
Myles Power (powerm1985)
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Naturopathic Diaries
NCSE: The National Center for Science Education
Not an Exact Science Show
Nova on PBS
Nurses Who Vaccinate
RealClearScience
Red Wine & Apple Sauce
SciBabe
Science
Physics Girl
Science Moms
ScienceAlert
Science-Based Medicine
Science Badger
Sci-gasm Podcast
Serotonin Chronicles
Skeptical Spectacles
StarTalk
Stop the Anti-Science Movement
The Chronicle Flask
The Credible Hulk
The Cynical Pharmacist
The Genetic Literacy Project
The Hawaii Farmer’s Daughter
The Logic of Science
The Pharmafist
The Scientific Parent
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Thoughtscapism
Trust Me, I Am a “Geneticist”
The Ethical Omnivore
Vegan Biologist

Documentaries / TV Shows

You may need to pay for some of these.

Events

  • World Science Festival — The World Science Festival is an annual science festival produced by the World Science Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City. There is also an Asia-Pacific event, held in Brisbane, Australia.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane

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