It’s easy to stay focused on our own sphere of work and research. But keeping up-to-date with research in other fields and disciplines might spark a new idea or collaboration.
Below is a list of worth-your-while research blogs and news feeds from different universities, funding agencies, and various news sources. With daily updates that cover all disciplines, these sites highlight different research efforts with insightful articles that are sure to make you think. It’s easy to “subscribe” to these feeds and receive daily or weekly digests that are sent to your inbox. Or bookmark a few to browse on a regular basis.
Research feeds from universities:
This all-star science news feed from the Harvard Gazette is updated regularly with relevant information present through an organized, easy-to-follow setup. The archives are a great place to get lost.
University of Iowa
IowaNow updates its research news throughout the day from its various departments and is an excellent university news feed.
University of Oxford
You can always count on news that’s sure to pique your interest from this research powerhouse.
University of Southern California
USC News offers a user-friendly setup with pictures and synopses. Articles are updated weekly and are comprehensive.
University of Washington
This research news feed offers plenty of compelling, captivating reads focused on their research efforts.
Research feeds from funding agencies and news sources:
National Institutes of Health
Francis Collins, director of the NIH, explains why you should read his new blog: “I’m starting this blog to highlight new discoveries in biology and medicine that I think are game changers, noteworthy, or just plain cool.” Enough said.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is an excellent source of news from various colleges nationwide. Don’t miss the site’s “The Bottom Line” blog.
The HuffPost Science bloggers highlight science news from universities and organizations around the world on a daily basis.
Science News covers all aspects of science news and introduces each article with an easily understood synopsis.
The UK-based site provides interesting and relevant information in education and research, among many other topics.