Want to know about POLYMERS? From middle school students to research scientists, this massive mall of polymer information has something to offer. Nicely designed, well integrated, with multiple levels of information. A+!
This one of the largest databases of freely available journal information on the Internet. The database presently contains more than 8500 titles. Categories of interest include Cell Biology, Environment, and Plant Biology.
Highwire Press is one of the largest archives of free full-text science publications in the publishing industry. Specific journals of interest: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Plant Cell, Plant Physiology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The official home page of the Forest Products Division of AIChE (the American Institute of Chemical Engineers). It contains some FPD info (including a link to my page on the upcoming Miami meeting) and a list of good sites related to the forest products industries (especially pulp and paper).
All about our solar system. Great graphics. And yes, due to the politically motivated demotion of Pluto from the rank of planet, there are now officially only 8 (that's what happen when a planet doesn't spend money on lobbyists and politicians!). But this problem will soon be solved when a new ninth planet is named soon: the State of Utah. Coming soon to an orbit near you.
A great resource that sprang from the talk.origins USENET group. Covers issues relating to evolution - mostly from the mainstream scientific view ("pro-evolution"). I believe God is the Creator - but open-minded Christians should have nothing to fear from genuine science. One interesting essay at TalkOrigins.org is "Jury-rigged design in nature?" which shows interesting examples of "flaws" in the design of various species which are construed to argue against design. I disagree, however: see my comments on design flaws.
Fairly extensive, with links to many "Mormon Answers (LDS FAQ)" pages. These pages give answers to frequently asked questions about Latter-day Saint beliefs. This is based on my e-mail correspondence with numerous inquirers (and critics). My own views - so beware! One of newest offerings there is 2 Nephi 12 and the Septuagint: Evidence for Fraud or Authenticity in the Book of Mormon?, which may be the first place where the issue of "paired tricola" in the Book of Mormon has been addressed.
A lengthy and heavily documented article (260 kB of text, about 80 pages or so) in my LDSFAQ area dealing with the bogus claim that DNA testing of Native Americans proves that the migrations described in the Book of Mormon did not occur. A PDF version of this article was once posted at the Church's LDS.org Website in the newsroom section on DNA.
Surveys some of the vast body of ancient documents that confirm numerous details in the Book of Abraham that are not found in the Bible, and could not have been known to Joseph Smith. This is actually Part 3 of three pages dealing with common questions and objections to the Book of Abraham. Part 1 deals primarily with questions about the source of the Book of Abraham, including a discussion of the original scrolls and the existing papyrus fragments, as well as the Egyptian papers. Part 2 deals with the content of the book and Joseph Smith's comments on three Egyptian drawings that have been attached to the published Book of Abraham.
The Maxwell Institute (formerly the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies) is an excellent scholarly group that publishes and promotes serious studies related to the Book of Mormon, ancient Christianity, and ancient religion in general, with relevance to LDS issues. I am thrilled with the quality and scholarship of most The Maxwell Institute materials, including the works of Hugh Nibley, John Welch, and John Sorensen.
This site from Dr. Alan Godlas, professor of religion at the University of Georgia, gives scholarly resources on Islam and related subjects. The main body of the site has twelve sections of annotated links, which span maps, art, women's rights, the Qur'an, history, and more.
A fascinating journey into the decisions that lead to use of the bomb against Japan. (Yet I'm disappointed that this site presents only a small part of the solid historical evidence showing that the use of atomic force on civilian targets was unnecessary.)
A.k.a. LifeNews.com. An excellent resource for pro-life people. Among other items of interest, one can find data on the relationship between breast cancer and abortion. Decent pro-lifers work to protect the most vulnerable humans in our midst. Abortion stops a beating heart and cancels active brainwaves, or, in other words: "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health."
--Planned Parenthood 'Plan Your Children' pamphlet, 1963
An excellent site by a good organization that reviews textbooks. They expose the bad science, bad history, new age falsehoods, and general silliness that contributes to the dumbing down of American schools.
ERIC at http://www.eric.ed.gov is a large and free database of publications and reports on educational matters. This is the place to search when you want the best information on a topic. Huge amount of information!
This has excellent information on just about every country worth invading. Seriously, it's a valuable resource - especially for students. For some types of information, it beats any encyclopedia. For one thing, you can see for yourself if there is a relationship between population density and human well-being (life expectancy, income, etc.). (See my overpopulation page for sample data.)
"Broadway in the desert!" Set against stunning red bluffs of Navajo sandstone near Ivins, Utah (not far from St. George in the southwest corner of the state), the Tuacahn Center for the Arts offers one of the most spectacular outdoor settings for art and theatre that I have ever seen. Several years ago I saw their musical production "Utah!" and was very impressed (the special effects alone were worth seeing -- a flash flood was actually produced before our eyes on the outdoor stage).