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Behavioral & Brain Science Preprint Archive
"...is an international, interdisciplinary journal of "open peer commentary," published by Cambridge University Press, with its editorial offices in Southampton UK and New York NY. BBS publishes important and controversial interdisciplinary "target articles" in psychology, neuroscience, behavioral biology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, linguistics and philosophy. Articles are rigorously refereed and, if accepted, are circulated to a large number of potential commentators around the world in the various specialties on which the article impinges. Their 1000-word commentaries are then co-published with the target article as well as the author's response to each. The commentaries consist of analyses, elaborations, complementary and supplementary data and theory, criticisms and cross-specialty syntheses."

Beyond Discovery
The Path from Research to Human Benefit
"...is a series of articles that trace the origins of important recent technological and medical advances. Each story reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted."
Subjects include: Agriculture ; Biology ; Chemistry ; Earth Sciences ; Environmental Issues ; Health ; Mathematics ; Physics ; Technology.

Bibliography of Genetic Variation in Natural Populations
"This bibliography of over 40,000 references has been accumulated over the last 25 years. The primary focus is the study of genetic variation in natural populations of animals, plants, and microbes. The secondary focus has been conservation, with an emphasis on the application of genetic principles to conservation. Nevertheless, this is a somewhat eclectic collection of titles that reflects my sometimes wandering interests and teaching responsibilities over the years (evolution, human genetics, etc.)...There is a taxonomic bias in this bibliography towards fish, especially salmon, trout, and their kin. There has been no effort to exclude papers dealing with the genetics and conservation of other taxa, but there has been an effort to include more papers on the general biology and natural history of salmonid fishes."
By Fred Allendorf, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana

Biomedical Acronym Database
"This database was constructed in a purely automated manner, using a set of heuristics to identify acronyms/abbreviations and their definitions within MEDLINE records. Currently, it is the world's largest and most comprehensive catalog of biomedical acronyms and abbreviations, containing approximately 257,000 out of an estimated 277,000 unique acronyms within MEDLINE."
- UT Southwestern Computational Biology Group

DNA from the Beginning
An Animated Primer on the Basics of DNA, Genes, and Heredity
DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Evolution Resources From the National Academies
"This Web page is designed to provide easy access to books, position statements, and additional resources on evolution education and research. These materials have been produced by the National Academies and other sources. The site will be updated and expanded periodically."
- The National Academies

Human Anatomy
"Features the skeletal system, with terms that describe the locations of the parts of the human body, and an introduction to the skeletal system and links."
Minnesota State University, Mankato Emuseum

PloS Biology (ejournal)
A Peer-Reviewed Open Access Journal
"...features research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems. It is ranked in the top-tier of life science journals by The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), with an impact factor of 14.7."

Raptor Information System
"...is a keyworded catalog of 29,000 references about the biology and management of birds of prey...It deals with raptor management, human impacts on raptors, the mitigation of adverse impacts, and basic raptor biology (with an emphasis on population dynamics and predation)."
USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Snake River Field Station



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