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Science in the News

There are many stories in the daily news about science and technology. Mathematics is often a necessary tool for understanding these topics. This section provides credible resources related to science and technology, so that people can evaluate the relevance and accuracy of current topics in the news.
Learning Resources
This site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau news stories. Each story module includes the full story text, an abridged text, and interactive activities to check comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the story read aloud, or view the broadcast through streaming video.

Science News
The mission of Science News is to present "...unsensationalized, accurate, and fascinating scientific news to the American public." This website features:

Timeline: 70 Years Ago in Science News
The Science Safari in Cyberspace, highlighting a new science website each week
Food for Thought: focus on health and nutrition
Math Trek: focus on math-related articles
Search feature of Science News archives as well as links to the Internet. 

The Why Files — Science Behind the News
This website features stories that explore the science (including math, engineering, social sciences, technology) behind the news. There are news briefs, visual images, an extensive archive of past features, and a good search engine. Best of all, the website creators use humor, interesting graphics, and clear language to explain science. 
Today at NASA
This site provides timely information about news events related to NASA science and technology.
NASA Human Spaceflight
Use this site for information about the International Space Station and other news about humans in space.

To submit ideas and resources for this section, please contact Paul Heavenridge.