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The Nieman Foundation designed the site to be a one-stop source of guidance and best practices for media professionals on the flu beat. For example: Want to know why flu tends to strike in winter? The answer is here.

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The site is operated by the National Library of Medicine, with information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on 600 diseases and conditions.

A guide to health information from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Perhaps the easiest way to navigate the resource material at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of 13 agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services, is with this A-Z index.

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The NIH site includes an index of health information and news releases.

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The academies were created by the federal government to act as advisers on science and technological matters, but they are privately run. They are funded by federal agencies through individual contracts and grants.

Project reports can be found at this search engine. The academies comprise four entities:

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Institute of Medicine. Its research, by topic (e.g., aging, diseases, public policy), is here.

National Research Council

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Since January 1998, articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association and associated publications, such as Facial Plastic Surgery, Neurology and Family Medicine, have been archived here.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science uses this site to publicize research by universities, medical centers, government agencies and other organizations. Categories are agriculture, archeology, atmospheric science, biology, business/economics, chemistry/physics/material sciences, Earth science, education, mathematics/statistics, medicine/health, policy/ethics, social/behavioral science, space/planetary science and technology/engineering/computer science

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This University of Arizona site is an interactive resource on biochemistry, cell biology, chemicals and human health, developmental biology, human biology and immunology.

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Links for physical science, Earth science, life science, health science, math and engineering.

The Elements Challenge, from ChannelOne, takes you back to the periodic table. You remember - that big poster hanging in the back of the science lab?

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The Society of Environmental Journalists maintains this collection of resources and tools.

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Environment 101, from ChannelOne, includes quizzes and explainers on such developments as alternative energy and high-mileage cars.

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For reasons known only to Sheppard Software, this site divides its astronomy games by day. Monday's quizzes include a question on which two planets are the only ones that can't be seen from the Earth without a telescope (with a handy explainer of the correct answer). Saturday's quizzes challenge you to know which planet has a mountain three times higher than Mount Everest. And no, we aren't going to tell you.

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