Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Science News Sites

The question came up where to find accessible science news. Here are a few. Remember that some of these may be available via the Pratt's online services. Make sure to check with them or to ask a reference librarian about their databases.

New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/home.ns
Scientific American and Scientific American News
http://www.sciam.com/
http://www.sciam.com/section/id/news

BBC Radio's In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg has very good background discussions that can be downloaded as MP3s
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_archive_home.shtml

Take a look/listen to the other Science programs there
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/
A bit more sensational at times are:
BBC World Service Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/default.stm
New York Times Science
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html
Perhaps the most respected, though not so accessible both in terms of the
publication and because of its cost, is Nature
http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html