Reading the news about science is a great way to get started doing research. Use a link on this page to find news related to your interests or research topic. Then see if you can find the research mentioned in that article or podcast in our databases using tips on the next page (Finding Academic Sources).
Science News Sites
EurekAlert! hosts news releases produced by universities, journal publishers, medical centers, government agencies, corporations, and other organizations engaged in all disciplines of scientific research.
SciDev.Net is a source of news, views and analysis on information about science and technology related to sustainable development and poverty reduction in the global South.
Weekly show featuring content from Nature journals including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world.
Weekly stories from Science publications on the latest scientific discoveries with researchers and news writers from around the globe.
Monthly podcast highlights 3-5 articles from the journal eLife.
Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.
Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Science Friday frequently features listeners that call in with their most riveting science questions.
Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
Alan Alda has conversations with scientists and other professionals about connecting and communicating.
Another podcast from Science Friday, Undiscovered, is about the left turns, missteps, and lucky breaks that make science happen.