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In this section you can find a list of useful platforms to have access to news and information about science and scientific issues. You have also the possibility to upload your piece of news and share your results with other users.


AID & Was Wir Essen
German infoservices about food and agriculture. It is featured by the German Federal Department of agriculture and food safe. The website provides compenhesive information on food for the youth.

AlphaGalileo is the World's independent source of breaking news from science, health, arts, humanities, technology and high-tech business produced in five languages for the media. Their news service is moderated and takes news under embargo from peer-reviewed journals and leading universities and research bodies. The Service acts as a bridge between the research community and the media.

Australian Food News
Publication that selects hot topic- stories about food business both in Australia and overseas. It is interesting to note its tag cloud with hot topics and hot stories on the field of nutrition and food science.
Aware of the importance of online videos as new communication tools, Australian Food News feature its own video on the homepage.

The BfR, Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (Federal Risk Assessment Institute)
Official website in Germany for all food safety-related questions as well as critical values of certain toxic substances. It provides information for consumers on the possible risks of identified and assessed food/products and substances.

Basque Research
Basque Research is the web site for scientific and technological research being carried out in the Basque Country. Through publishing this kind of information, Basque Research wishes to act as a bridge between researchers and society at large. They want to promote creation, development and innovation in science and technology and to publish and disseminate Basque research, development and innovation at an international level.

Biology News Net
Biology News Net offers the latest biology articles, news & current events in a clear structure on their site. You have also the possibility to choose the latest articles by popularity or date. A forum is included.

E! science news
Computer generated that is not affiliated with any linked-to publications or sites. It surfs the web to gather, regroup, categorize, tag and rank science news from all major science news sources. On the downside, the news are not hand-processed and sorted out by qualified editors.

Elhuyar Fundazioa is a Science and Technology Foundation. Its first mission is to make science accessible to ordinary people and work with the basque language euskara. They produce dictionaries, university books, web-pages, journals, radio and TV programmes on science.

It is arguably one of the world’s most prestigious and high level science news site.
Also belonging to Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Scientific American is its consumer media division. This site meets the needs of the general public.

New Scientist
News platform that delivers the scientific content in a why so that it can be easily recognised in our society and culture. It is especially relevant the section focused on food and drink.

Physics World
Website from the institute of Physics. The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together. It has a worldwide membership of around 40 000 comprising physicists from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in physics. It works to advance physics research, application and education, and to engage policy makers and the public in the awareness and understanding of physics. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in professional scientific communications.

Web-based science and research news service tackling a wide range of topics. These include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. Its tailored-news service covers the needs of scientists, researchers, academia, students, and graduates alike.

Research Media
European portal for scientific dissemination. It is worth noting its service of dissemination tailored for all the needs and requirements. They offer free subscription to the printed version of its online magazine ”International Innovation”

Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. The service has received over 30 Web awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading science publishers for the quality of its service. Over 700 other websites point to SciCentral as a trusted source of information.

Non-for-profit organisation providing information about science and technology for the developing world. What differentiates SciDev is its effort to find out how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world.

One of the world's leading journal of original scientific research. In addition to its news section, Science has a very interesting corner dedicated to blogs and communities divided by themes, and so making the journal a very participative site.

Science Daily
Science news web site offering readers the depth and breadth of breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries that Science Daily does in such a user-friendly format. Its content includes research articles, images, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and educational videos.

Science News
This is the web site from the 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. News from the Science News reporting team appears at Updated daily, this site covers all areas of science.

Science News Daily
Computer generated news service with no human editors in background. "Science News Daily" uses completely automated algorithms to display the most popular news stories. To do so, it evaluates several news parameters like the number of news sources a story appeared in, date of publication, etc. It also automatically match news stories to appropriate categories based on news content.

Spain-based public multimedia scientific news platform. As primary aim behind SINC is to increase the number of high quality scientific news items in the media. Sinc identifies scientific papers with a high potential of becoming newsworthy. In order to best transform this information without losing the correct scientific perspective, their contact with the researchers is essential.


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