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May 1, 2008

Science in the News Celebrates 10th Anniversary

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- This year marks the 10th anniversary of Science in the News, Sigma Xi's free daily and weekly e-newsletters. Both provide concise round-ups of science and technology news articles from the mainstream media.

Each weekday, more than 30 media outlets are surveyed to compile the daily e-newsletter. The weekly version distills the top news stories of the previous week.

Science in the News seeks to inform about important scientific developments, shed light on what research makes news and how it's covered by the media and show how research interacts with policy and society at large. The e-newsletters are part of the Society's public understanding of science efforts.

Sigma Xi also offers two monthly e-newsletters. Scientists' Bookshelf Monthly offers book news, discussion and reviews from American Scientist Online, including previews of new book reviews when they are first posted, links to exclusive author interviews, highlights of forthcoming science books and book chat from the editors.

American Scientist Update provides concise summaries of each issue of the magazine, plus online interviews and content not available elsewhere. In odd-numbered months, the bulletin includes Sigma Xi news items.

To subscribe to any of our free e-newsletters, click here.

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with more than 500 chapters at colleges and universities, government laboratories and industry research centers. Membership is by invitation, in recognition of research potential or achievement. Over the years, more than 200 Sigma Xi members have received the Nobel Prize. In addition to publishing American Scientist, the non-profit Society awards hundreds of grants annually to student researchers and sponsors a variety of programs that support science and engineering.


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