Current science news stories

These are sites you can come back to daily to find the latest news stories to share with students.

Science News has been published since 1922. This award-winning biweekly news magazine covers important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, reaching nearly 130,000 subscribers and more than one million readers. distributes an audio edition of Science News.

The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience.

Scientific American
Scientific American publishes articles on “recent scientific discoveries, technical innovations and overviews of ongoing research.”

Discover Magazine “explores it all, from mummies to medicine, to technology and astronomy. You’ll get all the answers, insights, the triumphs, and the breakthroughs of science and technology.”

New Scientist is a weekly news magazine devoted to science and technology and their impact on the world and the way we live. Begun in 1956, it is international in scope and is printed in England and Australia. They state “for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences (social consequences of science taken to include the impact of humankind upon the environment).

Popular Science has been a leading source of science and technology news since its inception way back in 1872. first came online in 1999, and in 2008 we launched our biggest redesign yet: a new site built in Drupal that’s easy to navigate and chock-full of exciting daily content.

This magazine is published through the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

SeaWeb is the only international, nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean. We transform knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. We work collaboratively with targeted sectors to encourage market solutions, policies and behaviors that result in a healthy, thriving ocean. By informing and empowering diverse ocean voices and conservation champions, SeaWeb is creating a culture of ocean conservation.

When ENN was started over sixteen years ago, it was our intention that our service would bring attention to the present and future environmental issues facing the health of our planet and the people it supports. Now, in a world where these issues have migrated to the mainstream, we are looking forward and asking: what more can we do to help? ENN has a serious editorial mission. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action. As a result, our readers are top environmental leaders from government, business and educators, as well as a broad spectrum of "intellectually curious" citizens.

At this site, you can also search for stories on the Environment and Space & Cosmos.

Science news, great photos, sky alerts, all under the topics of Earth, Space, and the Human World.

National Science Foundation Earth & Environment News