May 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 10)
Strong Points: Comprehensive approach to news
Weak Points: None
If this issue’s columns have a theme, it is that many of the sites reviewed are focused on news. The lead item in this respect is Biology News Net, which seems to know all, see all, and tell all and is the poster child of the group. With links to an amazing array of informative news articles relating to biology, Biology News Net draws from an impressive set of sources, including Scientific American, Reuters, AP, Discovery Channel, the NIH, Nature, MSNBC, Slashdot, ScienceNow, and National Geographic. Once you max out on the news, the site offers a Forum to participate in and a weekly newsletter. Last, its collection of job listings is as impressive as any I have seen. Biology News Net provides outstanding and free services to its readers and deserves to be bookmarked widely.