Feb 20, 2006
Now that the Sciencebase tenth anniversary makeover is pretty much complete, a quick word about RSS. I’ve consolidated various feeds from the blog and main site sections, but now that I’m using a new content management system for the site it also means that you can grab the newsfeed in any of the various formats RSS 1, RSS 2, Atom, etc. You can find out how to read newsfeeds and how to add them to your Yahoo homepage etc here.
To grab the primary newsfeed use the URL below, or if you’re viewing the site with Firefox click the orange button at the bottom right of the status bar and subscribe:
One interesting feature of the Sciencebase content management system is that visitors can now grab a newsfeed for a specific subject area covered, such as chemistry, bio, physics, health, etc and as long as I’ve categorized new postings properly they will get only those items under each flag. All you do is modify the above URL slightly:
for instance will give you the latest headlines from just the Bio category, swap Bio for Physics and you get the physics items and so on. The full list of categories appears to the right of each page within the blog section below the Sciencebase free stuff. More external freebies here.
The URL http://www.sciencebase.com/science-blog/category/Geek/feed is a bit special, under that flag I categorise all the weirder stuff, computing, net talk, and subjects that don’t fit under either main headinf – science or health. So, if you want a broad newsfeed but aren’t interested in specific subjects like cancer or bird flu, then this is the URL for you.
As I mentioned above, I put together a feed info page to show people how to “aggregate” any newsfeed and to add it to their My Yahoo page (same applies to My MSN and your personalized Google homepage.
The buttons below each post should allow you to subscribe to Sciencebase using a selection of newsfeed aggregators.