What is RSS?
RSS (short for, depending on whom you ask, "RDF Site Summary," "Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication") is an XML format for syndicating Web content. RSS feeds provide free content from Web sites such as AAAS.org, EurekAlert! and Science Online, consisting of article headlines, summaries and links back to full-text articles on the web.
What do I need to read an RSS feed?
To start using RSS, you need a news reader or aggregator that displays RSS feeds from Web sites you select. There are many different news readers available for download, many of which are free of charge. View lists here and here.
Please note that these links are provided for information only and that neither AAAS nor Science specifically endorses any individual RSS reader software.
What are the benefits of using RSS?
RSS alerts you when new content appears on Web sites that interest you. Instead of visiting a particular Web site to browse for new articles and features, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online.
How can I sign up for the RSS feeds from AAAS.org?
Click on the link that interests you from the list on this page to obtain the RSS URL, which you will see in the address or location field of your browser. Simply copy this URL and follow the instructions for your particular news reader to subscribe.
If you have questions about the RSS feeds AAAS offers, please e-mail email@example.com.