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- 2think.org: Collection of book reviews and essays, mostly on popular science, with an emphasis on science as a guide to truth. Also includes a discussion forum.
- AIP Physics Success Stories: Highlights the important links between federal funding for basic and applied research and development and their economic benefits to society.
- Alan Sokal on the "Social Text Affair": Read all about the hoax in which Sokal submitted a bogus article to a humanities journal, including the article, the aftermath, and his motivation.
- American Physical Society Statements: on ethics and values, education, human rights, and national policy, from a physics perspective.
- Association for Politics and the Life Sciences: Interdisciplinary association of scholars, scientists, and policymakers concerned with problems that involve politics or public policy and one or more of the life sciences.
- Bay Area Young Scientist Forum: Dedicated to advancing the public understanding of scientific research and the public participation of young investigators outside of their research and development labs in the Silicon Valley.
- Belgian Biosafety Server: Focusing on scientific and regulatory aspects of biosafety, with regard to human activities carried out using pathogenic or genetically-modified organisms.
- Biosociety: Website for European Union socio-economic research in the life sciences. Information and research areas, databases, and general aims, as well as discussion forum, networks, and related links.
- CANHELP: Council for the Advancement of a New Human Ethic Life Paradigm. Aims to restructure a new view of the world that values life more than matter. Includes a comparison between the new view and the traditional one. Also, has link to their interdisciplinary college.
- Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes: A non-profit think tank that works with the U.S. Congress on issues involving science policies and their effects on society. Includes issues papers and analyses on current topics.
- Center for the Study of Technology and Society: A nonprofit research and educational organization which considers the social effects of technological change.
- Cienciateca.com: Scientists Popularizing Science: Collection of articles covering science, technology, and society. Includes stories on evolution, industrial chemicals, energy, and materials.
- Debunking the Conventional Wisdom About the Science Wars: Essays by mathematician Gabriel Stolzenberg arguing that allegations made by Alan Sokal and others of relativist and postmodernist 'science-abuse' in the humanities and social sciences are based largely on hostile misreadings and pop metaphysics.
- Elitism vs. Checks and Balances in Communicating Scientific Information to the Public: Paper by Arthur Kantrowitz proposing a method for communicating what science knows and doesn't know when facts are needed for public policy decision.
- Forum on Physics and Society: Division of the American Physical Society for discussion of science and society issues.
- Hongladarom, Soraj: Assistant professor of Philosophy at Chulalongkorn University, specialising in problems arising from the interplay between modern science and Thai culture. Biography and academic papers.
- Houston Science Café: public debates on scientific topics that have important societal, political, and business ramifications.
- Hybrid Vigor Institute: Educational organization created to facilitate the exchange and cultivation of interest in interdisciplinary science research. Publications and details of forthcoming conferences.
- IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology: Addressing such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology, engineering ethics and professional responsibility.
- Institute of Science in Society: Membership organization in the UK, offering news articles, mailing lists, and membership information.
- International Society for the Systems Sciences: Professional society for those interested in understanding and interacting systemically with reality. Emphasizing system-level approaches to evolution of and applications of science in society.
- Irish Science Centres Association: ISCAN fosters and promotes the public understanding of science and technology in Ireland.
- Man Transformed: French museum exhibit showing how technology can modify our conception of humanity.
- National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists: Addressing matters including scientific fraud, reliability scientific and technical information available to the federal courts, legal, ethical, and technological aspects of computer networks and genetic testing, and intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing.
- Negrotti, Massimo: Director of the Lab for the Culture of the Artificial, University of Urbino, Italy. Page includes books, research interests, music and photos.
- Noise: UK-wide campaign funded by EPSRC to raise awareness of science and engineering among young people.
- Panel on Public Affairs of the American Physical Society: in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.
- Physics and Society: Quarterly newsletter; articles on nuclear proliferation, nuclear power and energy policy.
- Politics & Science: Report by the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessing the treatment of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.
- Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush Administration's Misuse of Science: Report from Union of Concerned Scientists, with endorsements.
- RiskWorld: Resources on risk assessment and risk management in medicine, environment, and society at large.
- Ristex: - Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (Japan)
- Science For People: Essays, reviews, and other opinion pieces presenting scientific and science policy topics without the jargon.
- Science and Institutions: Articles by Luis Gonzalez-Mestres, including topics of science ethics and other social aspects.
- Science and National Security in the Post-9/11 Environment: Issue briefs and links to useful resources on key issues related to the topic of balancing national security and scientific openness.
- Science-as-Culture: Internet mailing list. Site includes subscription tools and archives.
- Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program: A project to examine intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing in science.
- Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law: Scholarly association fostering interdisciplinary exploration of issues at the intersection of law, biology, and evolutionary theory. Features conference details, notices, other organization information, and links.
- Summer School at Institute of Communication, Lund University.: June 5-18, 2004 - Sciences and Humanities in a Changing world. The school is based on three two-week courses by distinguished scholars.
- TechNet: The Technology Network of the World Bank: Designed to encourage understanding of, and promote the use of science, technology and information in development.
- Technology and Culture: A scholarly journal dedicated to the historical study of technology in its relationships with society and culture.
- The Canadian Science and Innovation Indicators Consortium (CSIIC): Researches bibliometrics and other quantitative measures of scientific work for use in public and private decision making.
- The Edge - The Third Culture: Collected works and ideas of intellectuals whose work bridges the gap that C.P. Snow identified as existing between traditional intellectuals and the sciences. Topics include physics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, psychology, artificial life, chaos theory, neural nets, fractals, and others.
- The Engines of Our Ingenuity: Transcripts of a radio program exploring technology and culture.
- The Masters of History: A book about the impact of science and engineering on society.
- The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society: A quarterly journal devoted to science and technology issues and their relation to social and political affairs
- The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S): A scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society.
- Virtual Society?: Introduction to the Virtual Society? Programme: the social science of electronic technologies.
- Voice of the Shuttle (VOS): An annotated guide to online resources that respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences.
- W3C Technology & Society Domain: Concentrating on issues that arise from applications of Web technology, and devoting significant resources to international public policy issues.
- WACRA Europe: World Association for Case Method Research and Case Method Application, Europe - Advancing the philosophy that complex economic and social problems, whether acute or chronic, cannot be solved by academic research bounded by the conventional constraints of strict rationality.
- What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove: Article by Alan Sokal.
- World Conference on Science: Final reports from the international conference, addressing many aspects of the place of science in society, including ethics, science and technology in economic development, and environmental and economic issues.
- Worldwide Virtual Network of Young Practitioners Working on Science and Society Issues: Aims to enhance the communication, discussion and collaboration between researchers and other groups of practitioners (e.g. NGOs, policy makers, media, etc.) in Science and Society.
- ZENSCI - Making sense of science: Participatory site (blog with comments etc.) on science and society issues.
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