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Physics news

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Life science news

Health and medicine news

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Neuroscience and psychology news

Mathematics news

Computer and technology news

Nanotechnology news

Earth and environmental science news

There'a a lot going on in "science", but to judge from the information available in most of our media you might never know it. Except for the really big "breakthroughs", unless a story has some "human interest" angle -- such as popular animals like whales, the personality of the researcher, or some political controversy -- the evening TV news and your local newspaper are likely to ignore it.

But the stories are out there. And they're even easier than ever to find. Try some of the resources on this page as a regular source of information about some of what's happening in the world that's a little more interesting -- and useful -- to know about than the latest crime, natural disaster, or political scandal story.


General science news

Science News Online
Contains summaries of all stories and feature articles from the weekly magazine plus tables of references, sources, and list for further reading. Full text of news articles and some feature articles is included. Has searchable archives going back to 1996. Full text of articles available for sale.
ScienceNOW
Offers news articles on recent developments. Some articles are available without a fee or subscription for four weeks after publication. There is an archive of articles back to 1996. ScienceNOW articles cover research news. There is a separate section called ScienceInsider that covers science policy news. The most recent items from both news areas are available here. The site is associated with Science magazine.
News@nature.com
Good site with original news articles on topics with appeal to a general audience, updated every week day. There is an archive, but a large fee is charged for access to all but the most recent articles. Articles can be accessed by subject. The site is associated with Nature magazine.
PhysOrg.com
Covers news in most areas of science and technology. Articles are mostly based on press releases, but articles from staff and free-lance writers are also included. Past articles can be reached from here, or from the archives. There are specific categories for Nano and Quantum Physics, Technology, Physics, Space and Earth Science, and General Science. A topic directory and archives are also available. There is a separate but related site for health & medical news: Medical Express (archive - initial entries 4/4/11).
Science Daily
Presents about 60 news articles every week day, based on press releases from universities and other research organizations. Past articles are archived. There is a search facility and listing of articles by subject category. Other features include a list of Usenet science news groups. The Previous Day's Summaries is a good place to start. There is also a science section on a related site called News Daily, which carries UPI news stories. This site also presents stories classified by science and technology topics.
Brightsurf.com
Presents about half a dozen science news articles based on press releases every weekday. (Most of the press releases are also available at Science Daily.) Articles are archived, searchable, and organized into detailed categories by topic.
Wired News: Science
Presents news from many areas of science and technology. Quality of material has been rising in recent years. Striking illustrations accompany most articles. Associated with Wired magazine.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation News in Science
The Australian ABC is far superior to the (unrelated) U. S. broadcasting network with the same initials. The science news site has about 3 new articles per day, and a browsable, searchable archive dating back to 1998. There are subsections for health & medicine, environment & nature, and space & astronomy. There are also weekly feature articles on a variety of subjects, and a diverse directory of news stories, feature articles, and broadcast transcripits organized by topic. The site has a nice Ask an Expert feature. As with BBC news, there is no advertising. Individual stories have references to related articles, but no external links. Additional science/technology news stories are here. The network also provides transcripts of a broadcast program on science topics, called Catalyst.
Cosmos Magazine News
Has one or two staff-written or wire-service news articles each weekday. Provided by the Australian Cosmos Magazine.
USA Today Science Fair
Daily news stories, usually of good quality, of significant scientific research. There are archives of past stories.
BBC News: Sci/Tech
Current news stories related to science, technology, and the environment. The stories are augmented with material such as background information, discussions, and audio/video clips, as well as links to related stories and external sites. Only a day's worth of stories are listed on the main page, but there is a search facility for older stories. There are more stories at the BBC World Service. One of the best features of the site is the absence of advertising. However, the writing style employed is annoyingly simple-minded.
Journal of Sciences
Aggregates articles from a variety of sources in the areas of chemistry, electricity, energy technology, engineering, and physics. Related to Space Scientific.
Reuters Science News Headlines
Coverage of science topics outside the medical area has all but disappeared. Bylined Reuters science news writers are pretty good, but most articles are of only marginal scientific interest. There is also a differently formatted page of the most recent science articles here. You might also want to look at the page of recent health articles, or the daily menus of health news headlines. There are similar pages and menus for environment news.
National Geographic News
News stories on customary National Geographic topics from a variety of sources, updated weekdays. There's a separate Science and Space section, but it doesn't include all the science stories listed on the main page. And it also has, unfortunately, an obnoxious excess of visual spam. But the articles are good, if you can find them in all the clutter.
Sigma Xi Science in the News Daily
A selection of occasionally interesting science news stories from journalistic sources. There is also a weekly summary here.
Scientific American News
Presents occasional staff-written news articles. Stories are archived, and the archives are accessible by date and keyword search. Articles may contain links to related stories. Quality from this source has declined significantly in recent years.
New Scientist News
Limited, rather spotty coverage of current science news, occasionally of good quality. Many articles are sensationalistic or only of marginal value. No convenient archives, but allows search for past articles. Some longer "feature" articles of minor interest require a subscription.
Discover Magazine
Has news coverage in the form of blog articles. Best read via RSS feed.
LiveScience.com
Low-quality science articles. The main categories covered are biology, health & medicine, weather, the environment, and technology, as well as social and political issues. Space and astronomy are covered at Space.com. Coverage of physics and related areas is weak. LiveScience news reports can also be found at Yahoo.
Discovery News
Fairly trashy stuff. Categories include space, tech
Seed Magazine News
The focus of the magazine and news articles is on the "nexus of science and culture". Not recommended as a news source; it's mostly a collection of op-eds. Formerly had a news section, now discontinued but was described thus: Offers staff-written articles on major science news items. The archives are searchable by category, author, and date.
Sci-Tech Today
Presents news stories in a number of areas, including: general science, technology, health, computing, space, environment. Many of the stories are from ordinary news agencies and are available for a limited time only.
SciCentral
Provides links to significant news articles at other sites, and to other sites which have news sections. There are subsections dealing with biosciences, health sciences, physics and chemistry, earth and space sciences, and engineering.
eFluxMedia Science/Health
Staff-written news articles on general science and health, as part of a general online news service. There's also a technology section.
Scenta Science, Engineering, and Technology News
News reports in all fields, provided by Scenta, a British scientific career service.
SF Gate: Science
Science section of the San Francisco Chronicle. On average contains several original articles per week. Unlike many newspaper sites, no "registration" is required for access.
Guardian Unlimited: Science
Good science reporting from the UK's Guardian. As well as general news, there are special features such as the Bad Science column by Ben Goldacre, technology news, and special reports on a number of topics.
InTheNews
Science and technology news stories from a UK news site.
DallasNews.com: Health/Science
Has more health and medicine news than all other sciences, mostly from the Associated Press. But the real attraction is the articles by science editor and columnist Tom Siegfried. No "registration" required for access.
Monsters and Critics: Science and Nature
Respectable selection of current science/nature news.
The New York Times: Science
Offers latest news stories every day. Registration is required, but free. Articles are organized by topic and a search facility is available. Times science writers are leaders in science journalism, but sometimes show a weakness for personal slanting and "spin". Also provides articles from the Associated Press. Note that a fee may be charged for access to older Times articles
Los Angeles Times: Science & Medicine
Presents several weeks' worth of science and medicine stories. There are a few special topic areas, such as Mapping the Mind and Stem Cells.
Christian Science Monitor Sci/Tech
Occasionally has good quality articles on scientific topics by staff writers.
NSTA Web News Digest
Collection of recent news articles from other sources, by the U. S. National Science Teachers Association. There are archives covering a number of categories.
EurekAlert
Press releases from many research sites. Home page is organized by subject area. Also has releases organized chronologically.
Discovery Channel News
Very light weight science news. Some worthwhile categories, like health, space, technology. But why are there also categories for "dinosaurs", "travel", and "human interest"?
United Press International: Science
Presents about one day's worth of UPI stories related to science.
The Register: Science News
Fairly typical mass-media selection of "science" news, with an emphasis on the offbeat and technological. There are separate sections for Biology, Physics, and Space.
CBC News: Technology & Science
Typical light and fluffy mass media reporting of technology and science news. News articles do have useful references to related articles.
Newsday.com Health/Science
Carries wire service health and science news, as well as some in-house reporting.
Economist.com Science & Technology
High-quality staff-written articles on current news in science and technology. There is a searchable archive. A subscription is required to access some current articles or articles retrieved from the archive.
Innovations Report
Press releases in many areas, including physics/astronomy, earth science, environmental science, life sciences, medicine/health, and various branches of technology.
World Science
Interesting news articles, but the organization could be a little better.
Yahoo Science News -- Reuters
Latest news articles from Reuters. Has about one month's articles archived. There is a special Full Coverage section with news in a variety of specialized areas, such as biotechnology, astronomy and space science, black holes, cloning, etc. The listing of "most popular" science stories is interesting from an anthropological point of view of what the hoi poloi find entertaining.
Yahoo Science News -- Associated Press
Latest news articles from the Associated Press. Has about two weeks' articles archived.
Lycos News: Science
Headline news articles from a variety of sources. Has a small science photo gallery.
Washington Post: Science
Contains good original news articles and special coverage of topics with high current interest. Has an understandable strength in articles on policy issues.
Media Resource
Offers about half a dozen abstracts of science news articles from the press each weekday, with links to the original sources. Seems to be an emphasis on social and policy issues rather than original research.
RedNova
Contains news articles about general science, space, health, and technology, in separate sections, and a variety of other features. Also has excessive advertising and pop-up ads.
Newswise
A database of press releases dealing with science and medicine, as well as related business and general news. Good archives. Access to some features is restricted to professional reporters.
FirstScience.com Science News
Current news articles on science, space, and the environment, provided by Moreover.com.
SciTech Daily
Collects science-related news from a wide variety of sources. Emphasis is more on the social impact of scientific and technological developments rather than the science itself. The main page has links to a large number of other science news sources.
Hypography News Front
Science news stories from various sources. Search facility available. Other features include newsletter, "hypographies" (bibliographies of Web links), science-related merchandise.
naturalSCIENCE: What's New
Articles and commentary on recent news in science. See also the News Capsules for assorted older stories.
MagPortal.com - Magazine Articles on Science & Technology
Links to recent science and technology articles in online magazines.
Berkeley Lab Science Beat
Newsletter appearing about once a month with good technical articles related to Lab research in a variety of areas. Back issues are archived.
Berkeley Lab Research Review Magazine
Quarterly journal covering broad span of science and technology research conducted at the Lab.
Science & Technology Review
Montlhy journal published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to communicate information about research at the laboratory for a general audience.
ScienceNet Cutting Edge
Presents 10 to 20 specially written articles per month on latest research findings. Archived articles go back to 1996. (Site is now inactive.)

News site indexes

Open Directory Project: Science News
Categorized and annotated links. A version of this list is at Google, with entries sorted in "page rank" order. May also be found at Netscape.
Yahoo Science: News and Media
Annotated list of links to science news sites.
Galaxy: Science News
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
NBII/Biology in the News: Daily Science News
Links to online news sources in all fields (not just biology)
Biolinks News Guide for Scientists
Links to online news sources in all fields (not just biology)

Physics news

Physicsworld.com News
Original articles by Physics World staff based on research news from various sources. Each item usually includes references to related stories and related external links. Archives go back to 1997. A publication of the Institute of Physics.
Physics.org News
Occasional selected physics news stories from other sources, provided by the Institute of Physics,
Physics Today Physics Update
News stories selected and written by the staff of Physics Today. The site also has links to vaguely physics-related news from other sources.
Physical Review Focus
Selections from Physical Review and Physical Review Letters are presented in summarized form for a non-specialist audience. Full text of articles available with appropriate subscription. Has a searchable archive.
PhysLink Physics News Network
Contains links to physics news stories at a variety of sites, and links to other sites with physics news. News in the areas of astronomy and space science is also covered. Older information is archived by month, and there is a search facility.
Physics Today News Picks
Links to stories from other sources that deal with physics and related physical sciences. There are archives. Separately, there is Physics Update, which provides concise accounts of research papers in phyics and the physical sciences.
Physics
Provides synopses and "viewpoints" on developments in all branches of physics, hosted by the American Physical Society.
Physics News Update
Provides three or four short summaries of new research findings, about once a week. Searchable archives go back to 1990, providing an interesting history of physics in the last decade. There's also a list of external links to other physics sites, including some with news. Maintained by the American Institute of Physics.
Interactions.org: Particle Physics News and Resources
"A communications resource for the world's particle physics laboratories." In addition to recent press releases, the site contains special sections for cosmic physics and string theory, an image bank, and links to other reources.
Institute of Physics News
Contains "latest news from both the Institute itself and also from the national and international physics community. IOP is the publisher of Physics World, which has its own news section.
Inside Science News Service
The American Institute of Physics and its member societies, including The American Physical Society, created Inside Science News Service (ISNS) to identify science stories that are of interest to the general population." News stories deal mainly, but not exclusively, with the physical sciences.
What's New by Bob Park
Short summaries of new developments in physics, and loosely related social and political issues, as selected by Robert L. Park.
Physorg.com: Physics News
News articles from a variety of sources.
Physics News
This seems to be a derivative of Physorg.com, with simliar categories, such as physics and nanotechnology.
AIP Physics News
Searchable weekly summary of news in all areas of physics and astronomy. This is the same as the Physics News Update in a different format. It can be searched by keyword or browsed by topic or by month.
Yahoo News Full Coverage: High Energy and Particle Physics
Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes links to sites dealing with high energy physics.
SciCentral: Physics/Chemistry
Provides links to significant news articles at other sites, and to other sites which have news sections.
The New York Times: Physical Science
A portion of the Times science section dealing with physical science news. Note that a fee is usually charged for access to Times articles older than a month or so.
Physics News at About.com
Summaries and links for articles containing physics news. Old entries are archived.
CERN Courier
Monthly journal of high energy physics news. Produced by CERN. Although the journal is print-based, the content (including news stories and articles) is archived online.
FermiNews
Biweekly newsletter dealing with research and community information related to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Past issues are archived. Has some good permanent features, such as Particle Physics for Regular People-Recommended Readings. There's also a daily news report at Fermilab Today.
SLAC Beam Line
Quarterly journal of SLAC and particle physics news. Individual issues are in PDF format. (No longer published, but archives remain available.)
SLAC Today
News items mostly of local interest at SLAC, with some related external news.
BNL News
News and press releases from Brookhaven National Laboratory. Most items are largely of internal interest, but some deal with news of general interest.

Astronomy and space science news

SPACE.com
Contains primarily news about astronomy and astronautics, but also has an image gallery, discussion area, and other resources. News stories specifically on space science and astronomy topics are here. There are also summaries of relevant news from other sources in the Astronotes.
Astronomy Now
Good coverage of astronomy and space news, from a UK magazine. Archives contain stories back to 2004. There is no RSS feed. Related to Spaceflight Now.
Sky and Telescope News
Presents staff-written articles on recent news in astronomy and space. There is an archive. Also includes special reports and a section on SETI.
Astrobiology Magazine News
News and feature stories from Astrobiology Magazine. Coverage includes relevant terrestrial biology issues, terrestrial mass extinctions, as well as astronomical research involving the Solar System, extrasolar planets, and astrochemistry.
Astronomy.com News
News provided by Astronomy Magazine. Many articles are merely reprinted press releases.
Universe Today
A blog that contains summaries of astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, and space exploration news, and links to original souces, updated each weekday. Includes full archives back to 1999.
The Daily Galaxy
Offers "news and original insights on science, space, and the environment" in a blog format. Most of the articles are lightly edited press releases.
NewScientistSpace.com
A special area of NewScientist.com just for space and astronomy news. Topics covered include the solar system, space technology, human spaceflight, and astronomy.
Physorg.com: Space and Earth Science News
Press releases and original articles from many external sources.
Space Scientific
Aggregates space and astronomy articles from Universe Today, Space Daily, Space.com, Physorg.com, Astronomy.com, and other appropriate sources.
News Astronomy
News and explanatory articles. Main areas of coverage are astronomy, cosmology, solar system, and space exploration. There are further subtopics in each category. Seems related to Space Scientific.
AstroNews
News on astronomy and spaceflight, in blog format, from a variety of external sources.
Spacedog.eu
Published in English by the Danish site Astronomibladet.dk. Covers solar system, astronomy, and space flight news.
SpaceRef USA
Main site of a network of specialized space and astronomy news sites, in particular SpaceRef News. Offers general news stories on most space-related topics. Special sections dealing with astrobiology, Mars, mission status reports, and NASA. There are archives back to 2003 here. Sites related to SpaceRef include Nasa Watch (NASA-related news and activities), OnOrbit (social space news and networking, including user blogs), and The Astrobiology Web.
SpaceRef Europe
Related to SpaceRef USA, with special emphasis on European activities. There is also SpaceRef Canada and SpaceRef Asia with similar regional focus.
The Astrobiology Web
Provides summaries and links for news articles related to astrobiology. The archives currently go back to 2006. (Part of the SpaceRef network.)
NASA Watch
Part of the SpaceRef network that covers NASA news and activities.
Spacetoday.net
Contains general news about space and astronomy from many external sources. News stories can be selected in categories like astrobiology, astronomy, earth science, general science, planetary science, space science, and technology. There is no RSS feed.
Astromart News
General news about astronomy, covering topics ranging from entry-level to advanced, at the amateur astronomy site Astromart. There is no RSS feed.
SpaceDaily
A portal to space information and news stories. There is a small amount of astronomy news. Most of the content consists of press releases.
Spaceflight Now
Covers news of space and astronomy as well as space flight. Older news is here, and even older news (back several years) is here. Related to Astronomy Now.
Spacescan
Also known as "The Astronomy Blog". Offers news articles from a variety of sources in blog format. Inactive since September 2008.
Yahoo News Full Coverage: Astronomy and Space
Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes links to sites dealing with astronomy and space science.
Yahoo News Full Coverage: Hubble Telescope and Chandra Observatory
Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes links to sites dealing with these instruments.
Yahoo Science News - Space.com
Just the top news stories from SPACE.com
Galaxy: Astronomy News and Media
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
Galaxy: Space News and Media
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
NASA News & Features
General news and recent information from all parts of NASA.
Science @ NASA
Science news articles prepared by NASA. Covers space science, astronomy, Earth science, and a little bit of biological and physical science.
NASA Space Science News
News specifically related to NASA, NASA projects, NASA research missions, etc.
Today at NASA.gov
Recent news and press releases from NASA. Old articles are archived. There is a search facility.
SciCentral: Earth & Space
Provides links to significant news articles at other sites, and to other sites which have news sections.
The New York Times: Space
A portion of the Times science section dealing with space science and technology news. Note that a fee is usually charged for access to Times articles older than a month or so.
HubbleSite News Center
News releases together with significant images from the Huble Space Telescope.
CNN.com/Space
Recent news stories and a search facility.

Life science news

Biology News Net
Provides news stories daily for the life sciences, health and medicine, and biotechnology, in a blog format. There is a discussion forum, as well as provision for reader comments on each story.
The Scientist
Terms itself "the news journal for the life sciences". An online (and print) news magazine which appears biweekly, with about half a dozen articles per issue. Has searchable archives of past issues back to 1986 and all articles online.
Life Sciences World
Industry-oriented news on life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Mostly press releases.
BioNews
Good biology news from a UK organization, with emphasis on biomedical developments.
SciCentral: Biosciences
A news aggregator, provides links to significant news articles at other sites, and to other sites which have news sections.
BioMedNet News and Comment
Excellent news service with staff-written articles daily. The main page also carries synopses of reports from leading journals. There is a searchable archive of past articles. Pertinent articles from outside media are also carried on the Today's News page. The BioMedNet site offers additional articles and features in its bi-weekly HMS Beagle magazine.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, News
Press releases from the Institute, which does very siginicant work in areas such as stem cells and molecular biology.
Biocompare Life Science News
Offers current news stories in many life science and biomedical areas, such as cancer, cell biology, drug discovery, genomics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, and proteomics. There are also a large number of feature articles providing tutorials and overviews of life science topics, links to external resources, and life science discussion forums.
Bioresearch Online
Offers several news articles daily covering both research and industry news, as well as occasional longer articles. There is a searchable archive of older articles. Service is provided by VerticalNet.
LabVelocity News
Provides news stories from wire services and other sources in a number of categories of biology, medicine, and biotechnology. There are also sections for news from other areas such as general science, technology, social sciences, environmental science, and physics.
The New York Times: Life Science
A portion of the Times science section dealing with life science news. Note that a fee is usually charged for access to Times articles older than a month or so.
Genetics Weekly Update
Contains abstracts of reports from wire services and elsewhere that are related to genetics. There are links to the original articles. Several months worth of abstracts are directly accessible and the remainder of the archives may be searched.
Anthropology in the News
Despite the name of the site, it includes links to news articles from many sources in a variety of fields besides anthropology, such as paleontology, archaeology, and genetics. Information is archived in several categories.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research News
Good original articles specifically about research sponsored by HHMI.

Health and medicine news

Health News Review
Links to news about health and medicine in the popular press and also evaluates the news article on the basis of accuracy, balance, and completeness.
Medical News Today
Provides good coverage of news about health, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. There are subsections for various medical specialties and disease conditions.
MedPage Today
Medical news, oriented towards professional audience. Categories. Some longer articles.
MedHeadlines
Staff-written articles about health and medicine news. Topics are organized in numerous categories, and items have individual content tags. There are provisions for reader comments and ranking of articles.
HealthCanal
Describes itself as "dedicated to providing students, post-docs, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and educators with timely, close-to-the-scene information and news about Health and Medical Breakthroughs."
Bio.com Research News
The main focus of the site is industry-oriented news about medicine and biotechnology, but research-oriented news is included as well.
Bioscience Technology News
Press releases and news service articles related to life sciences, medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. From Bioscience Technology magazine.
News-Medical.net
"News-Medical.Net is a free to access global medical news service for the consumer, medical professional and researcher."
HealthNews-Stat
Press release service for news in the health industry.
HealthSentinel.com
News at least vaguely related to health or medicine.
NewsWise MedNews
Searchable database of press releases dealing with medicine and health.
DOTmed.com News
Emphasis on news of the medical equipment industry.
HealthDay
The site provides health news for "consumers", and news for medical professionals.
Bio-Medicine
Hosts news releases in medicine and medical biology, with many categores.
MdeicineNet.com Current Health News
Provides links to news articles from various sources, such as Health Day and WebMD.
VirtualMedicalCentre.com
UK-based medical news oriented to a general audience.
Cancer Network: News
Provides news articles from Oncology News International and the CancerNetwork Blog. Content is oriented towards cancer professionals.
Cancernews.com
"Dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention." The site also provides cancer news for health care professionals and links to additional cancer resources.
CancerConsultants.com Cancer News
Extensive collection of news reports on new research findings and potential therapies for cancer. The main news page is oriented towards cancer professionals. There is another news page for non-professionals here. News reports are classified by cancer type.
Cancerpage.com News
Provides recent headline news about cancer. Articles can be selected by various categories. The site also provides other information about cancer.
TopCancerNews
Another cancer news site. Too much culture and celebrities-with-cancer stuff, but it does provide many categories, such as type of cancer.
Cancer Research UK News
Cancer news. Has topic index.
Dissect Medicine
Collaborative medical news website that indexes and ranks international medical news.
RxPG News
"News channels for medical professionals." Press releases, many categories.
Medical Daily
Selected press releases and news stories from other sources, dealing with health, medicine, and biotechnology.
eMaxHealth
Health care news articles. Has categories and forum discussions.
MedicExchange.com
News about radiology and radiology imaging.
AllRefer Health News
Some coverage of general news about health and medicine.
Reuters Health News
Contains recent Reuters news articles on health and medicine, as well as selected articles from independent blogs.
Yahoo Health News -- Reuters
Latest news articles from Reuters. There are also pages for health news items from Associated Press, HealthSCOUT, and ABC News
Yahoo News Full Coverage: Health
Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes links to sites dealing with health and medicine.
Galaxy: Health News
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations.
BBC News: Health
Latest stories from the BBC about health and medicine. Unfortunately, the is no browsable archive of stories more than a few days old.
MedlinePlus: News by Date
Provides links to about 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, Reuters Health Information and other sources.
SciCentral: Health Sciences
Provides links to significant news articles at other sites, and to other sites which have news sections.
USA Today Health & Behavior
Basic news articles, many augmented with extras such as related stories, background information, opinion polls, discussion forums, and external links. There are archives of past stories.
News@nature.com Medical Research Channel
A fee is charged for access to all but the most recent articles.
News@nature.com Drug Discovery Channel
A fee is charged for access to all but the most recent articles.

Biotechnology

Science.bio.org
Site sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. It provides daily the latest news stories from all areas of biotechnology, as well as from specific subareas, such as genomics, bioinformations, proteomics, cloning, stem cells, regenerative medicine, vaccines, emerging and recurrent diseases, and genetically modified organisms.
Bio.com Research News
The main focus of the site is industry-oriented news about medicine and biotechnology, but research-oriented news is included as well.
Technology Review: Biotech
High quality news articles that focus on the technology more than on business aspects.
Biotech International: Latest News
Biotechnology industry news provided by Biotech International. Covers both scientific developments and commercial news.
Biotechdaily
Good biotech news, with separate sections for genomics/proteomics, drug discovery, biochemistry, and therapeutics.
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
News about genetic engineering and biotechnology. News highlights.
GenomeWeb Daily News
Provides general medical and biotechnology news, oriented towards medical and scientific professionals. There's a related site, Genome Technology Online, which also has recent news.
Fierce Biotech
Daily news of the biotech industry, plus special report articles on biotechnology topics.
GeneTherapy.com
"A resource for anything and everything related to Gene Therapy with the latest news, a discussion forum, and informative emails & free conference pass offerings to registered users."
The Genomics and Proteomics Information Portal News
News articles related to genomics and proteomics at the Genomics and Proteomics Information Portal, compiled from press releases
DrugResearcher.com
Carries news reports of progress in drug development and biotechnology in general.
PharmPro
News and opinion for the pharmaceutical industry.
Australian Life Scientist
Good biotech news that deals with both the science and health and business aspects of biotechnology.
Therapeutics Daily
Health/medicine news from many sources, orgainized by subject, provided by industry organization PharmaLive.com. Requires (no charge) login.
Bioworld.com
Worldwide biotechnology news and information service.
Checkbiotech
General biotech news, with a special orphan drug/disease portal. Also has business/industry news, and "green" biotech news.
Bio-IT World
Provides links to news items on the biotech/pharmaceutical industry from a variety of sources.
in-PharmaTechnologist.com
Biotech and pharmaceutical industry news, focused on European companies and lagoratories.
PipelineReview.com
Pharmaceutical and biotech news.
BioSpace
Biotech and pharmaceutical industry news, with emphasis on the business side.
Yahoo News Full Coverage: Biotechnology and Genetics
Links to recent news stories from various sources. Also includes links to sites dealing with biotechnology.
News@nature.com Biotechnology Channel
A fee is charged for access to all but the most recent articles.

Neuroscience and psychology

Unknown Body
Aggregates articles from a variety of sources in the areas of disorders & syndromes, psychology, illegal drugs, neuroscience, and mental health, and psychiatry. Related to Space Scientific.

Mathematics news

Mathworld Headline News
Short news stories -- small nonnegative integers each month -- concerning important developments in mathematics. Provided by Eric Weisstein's Mathworld.
Math News
Articles about significant mathematics news, by some of the writers of Science News. The site of the Mathematical Association of America also has a page of MAA News and Features, some of which is actually about mathematics, apart from the MAA itself.

Computer and technology news

Technology Review
High quality news articles that focus on the technology more than on business aspects. There are also separate sections for information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, business technology and energy technology.
ACM Technews
Produced three times a week, each issue contains about twenty digests of news stories related to computer technology, with links to original articles. Past issues are archived.
Technology Research News
Very high quality site that presents 5 original reports per week dealing with research-stage technology. Has browsable acrhives and a search facility.
NewsFactor Magazine Online
Covers technology news in a large number of catetories, such as hardware, e-commerce, data storage, personal technology, wireless technology, and science/innovation.
NewScientistTech
A special area of NewScientist.com just for technology news.
New Scientist: Technology
Links to New Scientist news stories in various areas of technology, including computing, communications, and nanotechnology.
BBC News: Technology
Usual high-quality BBC news, free of advertising, with emphasis on computers and the Internet.
Physorg.com: Technology News
News articles from a variety of sources. There is a separate section for Nanotech news.
Reuters Technology News
Contains recent Reuters news articles on technology, as well as selected articles from independent blogs.
IST Results
"News from the EU Information Society Technologies programme."
NIST Tech Beat
News about research findings at the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Nanotechnology news

SmallTimes Daily
Online news from the printed magazine, covers nanotechnology, MEMS, and microsystems.
Nanotechnology Now News
Archives of nanotechnology news stories from 2001 to the present (mostly press releases).
Nanotechweb.org News
Original, staff-written nanotechnology news articles going back to 2002.
Technology Review: Nanotech
High quality news articles that focus on the technology more than on business aspects.
Nanotechnology.com
Provides numerous current news stories about nanotechnology science and business.
NanoTechWire
Covers full spectrum of nanotechnology news, including nanomedicine, drug delivery, nanofabrication, nanoparticles, nanotubes, quantum dots.
Nanoforum.org News
Nanotech news provided by the general nanotech site Nanoforum.org.

Earth and environmental science news

Geologylink News
Contains monthly compilations of geology and Earth science news articles from many sources. Archives go back to 1996.
Space and Earth Sciences News
Computer generated news service.
News@nature.com Earth and Environment Channel
A fee is charged for access to all but the most recent articles.

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