What are some good websites on which I can ask question related to science, particularly physics and chemistry?

Vishal Mishra September 5, 2012

I am searching for websites which provide me with answers and an explanation to science questions, I am not talking about textbook questions. What do you suggest?

  1. kumar raja
    November 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I think google is the best know..........?

  2. 573d1210d64cc82ed1979188e3b9622a
    September 7, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    howstuffworks, Mad science, and sometimes yahoo answers (don't always depend on them for answers bcuz come jo shmo that knows nothing can answer questions about science which he got an f on in high school or something

  3. Mel Reynolds
    September 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm
  4. Kevin Fegan
    September 6, 2012 at 12:04 am
  5. Paul Pruitt
    September 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Yahoo answers works for scientific questions too: http://answers.yahoo.com/.

  6. Justin Pot
    September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I love reading answers to science questions at Reddit:


    People there are friendly and love answering interesting questions. I'd highly recommend this, especially if you're already a Reddit user.

    • Kao Vang
      September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I was going to mention this but now I'll have to second.

  7. Rob Hindle
    September 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    WikiPedia is quite strong on Science answers and http://www.wolframalpha.com/ can be very effective.

    If you mean something more like the way MUO works - well on the whole you get what you pay for, you may want free answers but if you are prepared to pay you might get more authoritative responses. A Google search like "answers to science questions" will give you plenty to choose from but probably the best answer is to rely on Google search to get the best answer for each individual question rather than look for a single source.

    • Vishal Mishra
      September 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you for giving me advise, i liked the site wolframalpha.com, i think it's very good for statistical information.

      Thank You

  8. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Physics -> http://www.physics.org/

    Chemistry ->

    http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/ Web lectures on chemistry at MIT (opencourseware)

    http://academicearth.org/subjects/chemistry Assorted lectures from various sources

    http://www.youtube.com/user/bannanaiscool Youtube channel of Chemguy (set at various levels)

    http://www.khanacademy.org/#chemistry Lots of videos on chemistry topics for A-level

    http://www.chem-ilp.net/labTechniques/LabTechniques.htm Lab technique videos



    • Vishal Mishra
      September 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

      Thank you, i think these link will really help me.

  9. Saikat Basu
    September 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

    For good in-depth reading, you can keep Scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com) bookmarked.

    Here are a few more:

    WebAnswers - http://www.webanswers.com/science
    New Scientist - http://www.last-word.com/
    Ask A Scientist - http://newton.dep.anl.gov/aasquesv.htm
    Mad Science - http://www.madsci.org/

    • Vishal Mishra
      September 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you, i was just looking for Ask A Scientist type of website, but i will keep this question open for one more day, because i want to find some more these sort of websites/blogs.

      Thank You very much i really liked these sites.

    • Vishal Mishra
      September 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you, i was just looking for Ask A Scientist type of website, but i will keep this question un-resolved for one more day, so that i can receive some more suggestions.

      Thank you, these websites are really great !!!

  10. Tim Brookes
    September 5, 2012 at 5:44 am


    I would personally recommend HowStuffWorks as a good place to start. They specialise in just about everything, but science is a specialty over there. You can't necessarily "ask" questions, but there's a powerful search engine and a good chance what you're already asking has been explained before.

    Wikipedia is another, more obvious, resource which has taught me a lot over the years. Granted, it's not the most reliable source but for gaining an overview it's pretty good. Similarly, WikiAnswers and Yahoo Answers are two fairly well-manned resources where people are bound to respond to your queries in good time.

    Hopefully these help. You should also check out Stuff You Should Know, the podcast from How Stuff Works. They mostly deal in science, but also tackle things like social issues and myths too. I've written an article about it, which you can read here [broken link removed].


    • Vishal Mishra
      September 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      First of all thank you very much for your respond.

      I use HowStuffWorks.com, it really helps me, but i didn't know about podcast from HowStuffWorks.com, now i will use them.

      I am very pleased to see, how quickly i received response.Thank's MUO.

      Thank You

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