Today’s Science

Today’s Science






Today's Science

The STEM resource that helps students think like scientists

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About This Product

Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries—giving in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Featured articles offer easy access to related content such as crossword puzzles, cartoons, and questions; additional articles that help place news and discoveries in context; and interviews with scientists that bring the research to life. An extensive backfile dating back to 1992 illustrates how one scientific advance leads to another; the stories focus on the questions scientists ask themselves and, in doing so, reinforce science educators’ traditional emphasis on the scientific method.

This essential STEM resource shows how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life, helping students think like scientists—applied science in a nutshell. Plus, the fully responsive design, intuitive navigation, easy access to key content, eye-catching images, and other features make Today’s Science an efficient, effective, and user-friendly experience.

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  • High-Interest Science News Articles: Today’s Science contains more than 6,000 original articles, written in easy-to-understand language, highlighting the most important advances in fields such as anthropology (including archaeology), astronomy and space, biology, chemistry, Earth science, the environment, mathematics, medicine and health, physics, psychology, science and society, and technology. Each article includes stunning videos, images, and diagrams that give students a front-row seat in a virtual scientific amphitheater.
  • Research Topics Section: “Need a Research Topic?” Today’s Science includes summaries of key topics, with links to related articles to jump-start student research.
  • Conversations with Scientists: A unique feature, Today’s Science includes more than 800 engaging and insightful Q&As with today’s leading scientists across virtually every field of science. Each Q&A includes a brief introduction, including a synopsis of the scientist’s career development, academic affiliations, and awards and achievements. The articles explore the how and why of the scientists’ research as well as their perspective of the latest developments in their field and the career paths that they followed to achieve their goals. In-text links are provided to related articles, associations, and institutions. These articles also serve as primary source documents.
  • Glossary of Key Terms: Today’s Science includes an extensive glossary of key scientific terms and principles in an A-to-Z index as well as pop-up glossaries throughout the database, encouraging science literacy.
  • Editorial Cartoons & Questions: Today’s Science contains hundreds of editorial cartoons chosen specifically to support and illustrate scientific principles and engage students in critical thinking.
  • Crossword Puzzles: Today’s Science also includes hundreds of original, interactive crossword puzzles to help students learn and retain the key scientific terms and concepts used in Today’s Science’s news articles. The crossword puzzles are also available in a printable format.
  • Educator and Student Tools: Today’s Science provides assignments and research tools that help students speak—and educators teach—about science, including:
    • Tips for students on analyzing editorial cartoons and primary sources, evaluating online sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more.
    • Advice for educators on assigning crossword puzzles, conducting experiments, preventing plagiarism, discussing editorial cartoons, and using primary sources in class.
  • Video News Briefs: Extending its coverage of breaking science news, Today’s Science features hundreds of Science Video News Briefs, with more added weekly—using engaging, real-world examples to teach applied science.
  • Extensive Article Topic Index: Today’s Science includes a full, hyperlinked list of topics covering virtually the entire scope of STEM. Whether students are looking for the latest developments in various topic areas such as immunology, green energy, human behavior, or El Niño, Today’s Science provides easy and quick access to virtually any topic in science.
  • Extensive Backfile and Hyperlinks: Today’s Science features an extensive backfile and 30,000+ embedded hyperlinks to related articles that illustrate how one scientific advance leads to another.
  • Impressive, Engaging Visuals: Today’s Science includes 20,000+ eye-catching and illuminating images, photographs, diagrams, and charts.
  • Discussion Questions: Each article in Today’s Science includes discussion questions designed to encourage critical thinking.
  • Year in Science: Every January, Today’s Science puts together an article summarizing major events in science news from throughout the previous year, complete with links to related articles, discussion questions, and more.
  • Authoritative Sources: Articles in Today’s Science are expertly researched and written by scientists and science journalists, and distilled from major scientific journals and news sources—content researchers can trust. These news sources and peer-reviewed journals include:
    • American Journal of Human Genetics
    • Applied Physics Letters
    • Astrophysical Journal
    • Biology Letters
    • Cell
    • Current Biology
    • Energy and Environmental Science
    • Genome Biology
    • Journal of Experimental Biology
    • Journal of Neuroscience
    • Journal of the American Chemical Society
    • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
    • The Lancet
    • Nature
    • Nature Nanotechnology
    • Nature Neuroscience
    • Nature Photonics
    • New England Journal of Medicine
    • Physical Review Letters
    • PLoS One
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
    • Proceedings of the Royal Academy
    • Science
    • Science Advances
    • Science Translational Medicine
    • and many more.

  • Extensive biographies, focusing on more than 2,000 scientists—from historic figures to modern-day innovators
  • Article tools including Save (with Print and Download options), Share, and Citation
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly—will work on all desktop, mobile, and tablet devices
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Searchable Science Encyclopedia
  • Persistent record URL links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA formats, with EasyBib and NoodleTools export functionality
  • Embed code feature—easily add articles to any HTML page or learning management system
  • Uses HTTPS, a requirement for many new browser features, to protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages.

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Today’s Science: 2018 Updates

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Today’s Science: 2017 Year in Review—Updates and More

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