Congratulations to The Why Files
Remember that TV clip about a promising new AIDS
drug? Perhaps you caught the headline about ancient insects entombed in amber. Teachers, students and the ever-curious will enjoy exploring the archives of the Why Files, a site that explains the "science behind the news."
You'll find great explanations of the science behind ants, cloning, mad cow disease, hurricanes, food poisoning and much, much more. A new feature appears each week, and archived features can be easily searched. The facts are served up with a good dose of humor, making the site an all-around educational and enjoyable experience.
The Why Files was founded by National Institute for Science Education and is now supported by the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.