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    Hello to everybody who are using this forum. Do you know any educational website that talks about general scientific stuff and even something more advance? if you do i would be Grateful if you post it here. Thanks

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    I would recommend wikipedia. It ranges far beyond science, but the science articles are usually sound and it is certainly a good starting point.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Which particular sciences interest you?


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    I concur with Ophiolite, the Wikipedia is a good resource for basic (and not so basic) scientific stuf. Of corurse, you may trust the articles and the peer-review system (actually, that the article has been peer-reviewed by other guys than the author and his buddies), but I never have found suspicious stuff under scientific articles. Conversely, the Wikipedia is updated at a speed which no ordinary encyclopaedia can dream of, and so often it gives further detail of things "currently on the News".

    A fine resource by all means.
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    Right thanks. Just because i have read many articles saying that wikiedia is not a trustworthy sources for researching.
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    Right thanks. Just because i have read many articles saying that wikiedia is not a trustworthy sources for researching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite

    Which particular sciences interest you?
    What would you recommend if I'm planning to work as a scientists in the future?
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    too follow your interest. so do you have any particular interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E=mc2
    Right thanks. Just because i have read many articles saying that wikipedia is not a trustworthy sources for researching.
    There was some recent analysis comparing Encyclopedia Brittanica with Wiipedia. I believe it found a slightly higher percentage of errors in the latter. [EC have, of course, challenged this. The point is that there may not be to much to choose between the two - and one is free, and current.]

    That said, I would not take something I read in wikipedia as being the truth, but then I wouldn't take anything I read anywhere as the truth. (Even if I wrote it myself....... Especially if I wrote it myself.)

    It remains, in my view, an excellent place to get an introduction and overview from. I will then follow the links to be found in the piece, or do some specific google searching suggested by the wiki article.

    I usually dip rapidly into several hits and get a feel for their quality and reliability. Then I return for a more thorough read of the ones that seemed to offer what I was looking for.

    Wallaby is correct. Follow what interests you. I have given this advice before, but I believe it sound, and arguably the best advice I ever give (other than 'look out, you are in the path of an oncoming car').

    Do what interests you. You will do things you like consistently better than anything else. For this reason you will be able to advance in that field, or profession, or occupation. This will ensure you get the greatest satisfaction from achievement that is possible for you. It ensures you will get the highest monetary rewards possible with your skills and aptitudes in your chosen field. If these monetary rewards are low, who cares? You are doing something you enjoy and are very good at. Do you really need money?
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    My immediate response to the first post was, "you have got to be kidding." Just google it. That will get you Wikipedia and many other good sources of information including class lectures by university professors. You should not be taking info from only one source anyway. But of course now that the guy is in this forum he can also ask more specific questions here. Not that our answers are going to be any better than a google search.

    The internet is such a rich resource for science that the question seems ridiculous to me, like coming into a feast and where the food is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellmckain
    The internet is such a rich resource for science that the question seems ridiculous to me, like coming into a feast and where the food is.
    If you've never been to a buffet luncheon before; if you don't know the etiquette; if you are unfamiliar with most of the dishes on offer; if you are unaware that the chef puts the slightly suspect lettuce with the tuna salad; if you don't know where the cutlery is; if you aren't sure where you are allowed to sit; if all of this is true, it makes sense to ask one of the other diners.

    Not everyone is as old as you Mitchell.
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    What do i need to work on and know by the time i reach universities if my interested are math, physics and chemistry?
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    Know sufficient to pass the school exam(s) with top grades.

    Read outside the narrow topics that interest you:

    Read about the history of science; about famous scientists; popular books on astronomy, evolution, vulcanology, etc.

    Read articles in New Scientist (a weekly publication of science news) and follow up those that interest you by researching the background to the topic on the internet and in your local library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Know sufficient to pass the school exam(s) with top grades.

    Read outside the narrow topics that interest you:

    Read about the history of science; about famous scientists; popular books on astronomy, evolution, vulcanology, etc.

    Read articles in New Scientist (a weekly publication of science news) and follow up those that interest you by researching the background to the topic on the internet and in your local library.
    Thansk man this is helpful expectimg more advice from you in the future. i'l start following your advice the day i post this. :wink:
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