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Administratium is a well-known in-joke in scientific circles and is a parody both on the bureaucracy of scientific establishments and on descriptions of newly discovered chemical elements. In 1991, Thomas Kyle the supposed discoverer of this element was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for physics, making him one of only three fictional people to have won the award. A spoof article was written by William DeBuvitz in 1988 and first appeared in print in the January 1989 issue of The Physics Teacher. It spread rapidly among university campuses and research centers; many versions surfaced, often cust ...


Cultural environmentalism

Cultural environmentalism is the movement that seeks to protect the public domain. The term was coined by James Boyle, professor at Duke University and contributor to the Financial Times. The term stems from Boyles argument that those who seek to protect the public domain are working towards a similar ends as environmentalists. Boyles contention is that whereas the environmentalist movement illuminated the effects that social decisions can have upon ecology, cultural environmentalists seek to illuminate the effects that intellectual property laws can have upon culture.


Independent scientist

An independent scientist is a financially independent scientist who pursues scientific study without direct affiliation to a public institution such as a university or government-run research and development body. The expression "gentleman scientist" arose in post-Renaissance Europe, but became less common in the 20th century as government and private funding increased. Most independent scientists have at some point in their career been affiliated with some academic institution, such as Charles Darwin, who was affiliated with the Geological Society of London.


Institute For Figuring

The Institute For Figuring is an organization based in Los Angeles, California that promotes the public understanding of the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and the technical arts. Founded by Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim, the Institute hosts public lectures and exhibitions, publishes books and maintains a website.


Science in newly industrialized countries

Scientific research is concentrated in the developed world, with only a marginal contribution from the rest of the world. Most Nobel Laureates are either from United States, Europe, or Japan. Many newly industrialized countries have been trying to establish scientific institutions, but with limited success. There is an insufficient dedicated, inspired and motivated labor pool for science and insufficient investment in science education.


Science Week Ireland

Science Week Ireland is an annual week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives. Science Week is an initiative of Science Foundation Ireland It is the largest science festival in the country, engaging tens of thousands of members of the general public in workshops, science shows, talks, laboratory demonstrations, science walks and other science-related events. Science Week is a collaboration of events involving industry, colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Ireland. Science Week supports Science Foundation Ireland ...


The NeuroGenderings Network

The NeuroGenderings Network is an international group of researchers in neuroscience and gender studies. Members of the network study how the complexities of social norms, varied life experiences, details of laboratory conditions and biology interact to affect the results of neuroscientific research. Working under the label of "neurofeminism", they aim to critically analyze how the field of neuroscience operates, and to build an understanding of brain and gender that goes beyond gender essentialism while still treating the brain as fundamentally material. Its founding was part of a period ...


William Phelps Ornithological Collection

The William Phelps Ornithological Collection, also known as the Phelps Ornithological Museum, is a museum of natural sciences dedicated to the study, exhibition and preservation of the birds of Venezuela and the rest of Latin America. The collection is located east of Caracas and in the geographic center of Greater Caracas, in the heart of the Sabana Grande district. The William Phelps ornithological collection is the most important in Latin America and it is also the most important private collection in the world in its research area. In this private museum one will find important Phelps ...



World-Information Institute is an independent cultural institution located in Vienna, Austria linking research and public discourse in the realms of innovation, digital culture technologies, and society. Its vast documentation and processing of digital media technologies sheds light on the future perspectives of global developments and involves complex and heterogeneous information resources. World-Information Institute forms part of an international network of partner institutions and experts in the fields of information and communication technologies and their social implications. WIIs m ...


ⓘ Science and culture

  • The Center for Science and Culture CSC formerly known as the Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture CRSC is part of the Discovery Institute
  • The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Icelandic: Mennta - og menningarmalaraduneytid is an Icelandic cabinet - level ministry founded 16 December
  • Education, Science and Culture Icelandic: Mennta - og menningarmalaradherra is the head of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture The current
  • The right to science and culture is one of the economic, social and cultural rights claimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related documents
  • Education, Culture and Science Dutch: Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen OCW is the Dutch Ministry responsible for education, culture science
  • The Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology 文部科学省, Monbu - kagaku - shō also known as MEXT, Monka - shō, is one of the ministries of
  • departments covering: Research and Science Culture and Museology Information and Documentation The Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre is open to researchers
  • Education, Science and Culture can refer to: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Austria Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Iceland
  • The Russian House - Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Belgrade Russian: Российский центр науки и культуры Русский дом Serbian: Руски центар
  • Studies in Science Technology, Philosophy and Culture edited by D. P. Chattopadhyaya and Ravinder Kumar Volume 7. Ancient Yoga and Modern Science by T.R