The Why Files | The Science Behind the News
The Why Files explores the "science behind the news." Current features are "Radiation Reassessed," an exploration of the effects of low-dose radiation, and "Olympic Ambition," about the impact of science on the Games. Each set of articles contains links to related information, as well as a glossary and bibliography. The style of presentation is informal, even irreverent, and that adds to the interest of the site. Past issues are archived on the site, and are searchable. A user forum is provided, as well as an announcement and discussion mailing list. The Why Files are provided by the National Institute for Science Education (NISE), which is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with original funding by the National Science Foundation.