Almost all journals have tables of contents alerts available for free. One must register. These journals and news magazines are not exceptions.
Most of these news/journal resources have associated blogs, podcasts and multimedia offerings.
Many use Twitter and some have a Facebook presence, too.
"There is no human editor behind e! Science News; it is powered by the Eureka! news engine, a fully automated artificial intelligence. Its sole purpose is to ensure that you have access to the very latest and popular science breakthroughs. To achieve this, it constantly surfs the web to gather, regroup, categorize, tag and rank science news from all major science news sources."
ScienceDaily is a popular and award-winning science news site begun in 1995. The "about" page is here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/about.htm have News, Articles, Videos Images and Books....in the following general categories: Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Plants & Animals, Earth & Climate, Space & Time, Matter & Energy, Computers & Math, and Fossils & Ruins. RSS feeds are available.
New Scientist, the magazine, from Reed Business Information, Ltd. (Elsevier, ScienceDirect). Free weekly e-newsletter.
Today in Science History Entertaining. Keeps a calendar of birthdays of famous scientists, as well as yearly major event anniversaries in Science (Ads present)
Today in Science News (Ads present)
Reuters News Reuters.com is a source of all categories of news, perhaps particularly business and financial. Here are the sci-tech subdivisions:
ScienceAlerts.com an up-to-the-minute news service reporting in the areas of biology, agriculture, environment, forestry, geography & health.
HUFFPOST SCIENCE Additional related links: SCIENCE SPACE BRAIN EARTH TALK NERDY TO ME WEIRD SCIENCE TECH GREEN TED & more. These include news, photos, videos, blogs, etc. (Caveat: uneven quality; not always reliable.)
Discover (is a magazine for the public about) "science, technology and the future". has podcasts. Firestone subscribes to the print. It is available to PU via EBSCO and ProQuest and Wilson aggregators.
Discover a new stand-alone website. "Silver Spring-based Discovery Communications announced Monday that it has launched a new Web site dedicated to reporting science and technology news." From the Washington Post Technology, Afternoon edition, 11/09/09
National Geographic Reports news daily. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. Print copies available at Firestone and Stokes libraries. Available in full text (online) from EBSCO, ProQuest and Wilson. See main catalog.
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council -- Advisors to the nation on science, engineering and medicine. Friday newsletter, What's New at the National Academies is a free subscription. Top articles from PNAS. Books from National Academies Press. Podcasts and News feeds are available.
National Science Foundation -- grant opportunities, research news, alerts, science & engineering statistics
NPR Science Friday with Ira Flatow. Podcasts, blogs, videos. SciFri is even in Second Life!
University of California. Science Today Science Today is a one minute, 5 X/week radio program carried on CBS affiliates and produced by UC. Topics feature scientific breakthroughs. Full articles are provided in the archive dating back to 2007.
Scientific American (magazine) "has launched a new blog network which unites editorial, independent and group blogs under the magazine's banner." "Editor, Bora Zivkovic has invited a diverse group of voices for the network." (Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 6, 2011)
Wired Science This link actually takes you to Wired.com, from there one can choose any articles from Wired Science, Science Blogs, and technology notes.
www.newswise.com Sign up for Newswise SciWire or Newswise LifeWire for free. Here's the list: