JAXA is a great alternative to NASA if you're looking for something
fresh. Japan having only recently entered the space race with any gusto
have an uncluttered, easy to follow site, with the latest happenings on
their recently launched KAGUYA (SELENE) mission.
"Xinhuanet is the top news website in China, and one of
the most influential sites in the world. According to Alexa, a U.S.
website-ranking service, Xinhuanet at present ranks around 160th on
its list of 108 million global websites. Its ranking places Xinhuanet
third among the world's news websites, narrowly trailing BBC and CNN,
but far ahead of Reuters, The Associated Press and AFP (Agence
Xinhuanet has set as its task to "publicize China and report
the world." It does so by releasing 15,000 news stories a day, 12,000
of which are about China. Xinhuanet is an important window to China;
its politics, economy, society, science and technology, education and
If you want conventional, mechanical, gravity-based space news
this is the place to get it! Mind you, they are starting to add
stories which at least challenge existing views, albeit delicately.
Oh, and if you sign up to any of their newsletters, be prepared for
a mailbox full of advertising. I only visit them when I choose now,
from the plasmaresources.com link of course.
In close association with LiveScience, Space.com simply has a different
user interface, with much the same style of news. Nevertheless, it's
still a source of 'what's happening now' in space, and seems to alternate
stories with a few other outlets.
"NewScientist.com is your ultimate science and
technology website. It includes:
Updated throughout the day, our global network of specialist
correspondents provide comprehensive coverage of science and
Explore by Subject
All our content arranged into 10 easy-to-navigate subjects,
providing the complete guide to today's science and technology.
In depth reports on the most fascinating and important topics in science, plus our unique Expert Guides.
Our coffee break page, including: The Last Word , your questions
and answers on the science behind puzzling everyday phenomona;
Feedback , strange but true tales from the world of science ;
Invention, the best and craziest new patents; and Sounbites,
who said what in the last week.
Search over 60,000 articles from the last 15 years of New
Scientist print edition and NewScientist.com.
New Scientist Jobs
The leading science and technology jobs database with over
1500 jobs all over the world."
Whilst NewScientist is a subscription magazine, they still have
access to a number of their stories for the non-subscribing public.
As an adjunct to the NewScientist page listed above which is
so comprehensive as to be difficult to navigate to specifics,
I added this link which goes directly to the Cassini mission
info. From this page, on the lower left under 'Special Reports'
you can access a number of their other pages, including: Sputnik's
Legacy, Cosmology, Comets and Asteroids, Mars Rovers and Astrobiology,
to name a few.
"The Web Portal of the European Space Agency (ESA)
presents news, information and the latest imagery on ESA activities
to a broad spectrum of people interested in space and space activities.
The Web Portal offers users the possibility to learn more
about ESA's organization and to navigate the site in order to
learn more about specific areas and programmatic themes. It also
serves as a channel to link visitors to ESA's more specialised
scientific and technical sites, which are of interest to various
ESA's Web Portal offers a wide range of services, including
the multimedia gallery, access to e-business with ESA and an order
service for publications."
"ScienceDaily is unique in that the magazine's articles
are selected from news releases submitted by leading universities
and other research organizations around the world. Each news release
is posted in its original form, with a link to the organization's
home page, to aid journalists and others interested in finding up-to-date
and relevant background information for a particular story. In this
way, ScienceDaily takes what has been compared to the "C-SPAN"
approach -- delivering science news in its original, unedited
format directly from the source (in this case, the news bureaus
and public affairs offices of major universities and research institutions).
In addition, ScienceDaily offers links to major science media
and other sources of science news on the Internet, as well as a
collection of thousands of interesting science-related sites
(courtesy of the open-source Open Directory Project) aimed at
helping web surfers in their online explorations. Readers can
also browse through our online encyclopedia (courtesy of the
open-source Wikipedia project) to find in-depth science, health,
environment, and technology articles on various topics. And readers
can subscribe to free weekly e-mail bulletins that summarize the
top science news stories of the past week."
The msn's msnbc News Service Space News page, offers some stories that the
others don't, as well as links to news stories on many other subjects.
If you don't mind things popping up all over the place as you move your
cursor around, (one of my pet hates in netlife...), this can be an interesting
site to explore.
"21st Century Science & Technology magazine challenges
the assumptions of modern scientific dogma, including quantum mechanics,
relativity theory, biological reductionism, and the formalization and
separation of mathematics from physics. We demand a science based on
constructible (intelligible) representation of concepts, but shun the
simple empiricist or sense-certainty methods associated with the
Our unique collection of editors and scientific advisers maintain
an ongoing intellectual dialogue with leading thinkers in many areas,
including biology, physics, space science, oceanography, nuclear energy,
and ancient epigraphy. Original studies by the controversial economist
Lyndon LaRouche have challenged the epistemological foundations of the
von Neumann and Wiener-Shannon information theory, and located physical
science as a branch of physical economy. In science policy areas, we
have challenged sacred cows, from the theory of global warming to the
linear threshold concept of radiation.
21st Century is the sucessor to Fusion magazine (published from
1977 to 1987), and has sister publications in French and German, both
Wired is a great magazine with loads of stories which others may be
reluctant to air. Wired is not afraid to challenge established views,
and offers a wide variety of news, views and entertainment. Well worth
a 'favorites' entry and regular follow-up.
Thunderblog brings you a wide variety of articles from both professionals
and laypersons alike. We have assembled a large team of contributors to
broaden the outlook of Thunderbolts and to help our general readership
to understand some of the day to day issues as Electric Universe seeks
its place within the broader context of modern science.
A vault full of news stories of electrical interpretation written by
Wal Thornhill, co-author (with David Talbott) of The Electric
Universe. I find Thornhill to be an excellent writer of compelling,
down-to-earth, understandable articles with great insight into many
'unusual' or 'surprising' findings of the established scientific
community. For anyone seriously considering the EU/PC theories,
this archive is a must.