Web feeds, also called RSS feeds or Atom feeds depending on the underlying technology used, are created in a language called XML that enables users to receive news on their desktops, web browsers or feed readers.
There are different ways to receive a feed. If you have a browser capable of reading feeds directly such as Firefox or Safari, simply click on a feed icon or link. Firefox also supports feed reader extensions such as Sage, in which case users may drag a feed link into the Sage panel to make that feed available.
See the Lab's Wiki for a web feed overview.
You may also use a stand-alone feed reader; here is a list of some popular programs:
- Amphetadesk — Windows, Mac, Linux (open source); freeware
- Bloglines — Web-based news aggregator; free
- FeedDemon — Windows; commercial software, trial available
- Feedreader — Windows (open source); freeware
- Google Reader — Web-based news aggregator; free
- My Yahoo! — Web-based news aggregator; free
- NetNewsWire — Mac OS X; commercial software, free lite version and trial available
- NewsFire — Mac OS X; commercial software, trial available
- Rocket RSS Reader — Web-based RSS reader; free
- RSS Reader — Windows; freeware
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- Audio file: The Future of the Earth’s Climate: Frontiers in Forecasting
- Leading climate modeler Bill Collins discusses how improvements in climate forecasts will require better observations and understanding of the carbon and hydrological cycles.
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