As well as Book Week, it’s also National Science Week (16-24 Aug): http://www.scienceweek.net.au/
Here are some interesting links….
Women of science wikibomb
Great to see this event as part of National Science Week in Canberra. Participants researched and wrote Wikipedia articles about Australian women of science, engineering and maths. Awesome work – over 100 Wikipedia entries were created – now that really adds to the authenticity and reliability of Wikipedia!
Breaking science videos and news from around the world, ready to embed in websites etc. Hosted by the US National Science Foundation. Search for videos by topic or series.
Thousands of videos and lectures; explore by topics.
10 science YouTube channels you can’t miss
Includes Minute Physics; The Science Channel; SciShow; The Periodic Table of Videos, AsapSCIENCE and the excellent Vsauce.
125 great science videos
Astronomy, physics, psychology, biology, ecology, technology….
Stephen Hawking biopic: The theory of everything
Directed by James Marsh. Stars Eddie Redmayne (from Les Mis) as renowned physicist Hawking, author of A brief history of time. The film follows his life through university and his triumphs in the face of physical adversity. Opens in Australia early 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/07/stephen-hawking-biopic-first-trailer-the-theory-of-everything
Hawking is a legend – look at all the places he has appeared in popular culture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking_in_popular_culture
International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge
Science magazine and the US National Science Foundation select winners each year for illustration, posters & graphics, photography, games & apps and video. First place in games: Eyewire – one of the fastest growing citizen science projects ever created, where game players help to map neurons in a mouse’s retina. Also: EarthViewer app – scroll through billions of years of Earth’s geological periods. Meta!Blast: The Leaf game, for high school – players explore the microworlds of a leaf.
Slideshow of winners: http://www.sciencemag.org/site/multimedia/slideshows/343.6171.vis/index.xhtml
Eureka Prize for Science Photography
3 finalists and 7 highly commended entries; winner announced 10 Sept. Love the photo on a starry moonlit night of part of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope in W.A., which will be part of the largest telescope ever built (the Square Kilometre Array: SKA).
Sleek Geeks Eureka Science Schools Prize 2014
Short science videos – primary and secondary finalists; winners announced 10 Sept. View other years’ finalists also. Lots of interesting science – eg. I want to make tea – a musical parody, sung to Queen’s I want to break free 🙂 http://www.abc.net.au/science/video/2014/tea.html
2014 finalists: http://www.abc.net.au/science/sleekgeeks/eureka/
Free iBooks textbook: Life on Earth by Edward O. Wilson
Biology for secondary schools; 41 interactive chapters with video and animations, written by the Harvard naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, collaborating with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Accompanied by an iTunes U course.
Professor Manning Clark and donor-conceived granddaughter
Fascinating story of Dr Lauren Burns and her quest to find out about her biological father (Aust. Story Aug 10 & 18). Good resource for discussion of medical ethics and legal issues.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
The oldest medical research institute in Australia – 100 years old in 2015.
WEHI.TV: Video clips of discoveries and research: http://www.wehi.edu.au/education/wehitv/
Virus one billion times: Projected animations of viruses magnified one billion times – in the State Library of Victoria’s reading room earlier this year: http://www.wehi.edu.au/virus_one_billion_times/
Science is awesome!