Enter the ScienceBites sites galaxy
Astrobites is a daily astrophysical literature journal written by graduate students in astronomy since 2010. We present one interesting paper per day in a brief format accessible to undergraduate students in the physical sciences interested in research.
BiteScis sparks interest in scientific research by connecting what students learn in the classroom to the questions scientists are currently pursuing, whether in the lab or the field; through a microscope, telescope, or the circuits of a supercomputer. And since they’re classroom-tested, free, editable, and tied to standards, they are easy to incorporate into the classroom.
Chembites aims to help undergraduates and the public navigate exciting discoveries in chemistry by explaining recently published research, one bite at a time. Along the way, we are building a network of chemistry researchers and professionals who love to exchange ideas.
Cogbites is a blog devoted to translating scientific research about the study of mental processes to the general public. Our goal is to make research on cognition accessible to all through our engaging summaries. All of our authors are early-career academics involved in research on cognition with a passion for communicating science.
At envirobites graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and science professionals come together to write easy-to-read, compelling summaries of recent, cutting-edge research papers in environmental science to make them accessible to non-experts. We want to share our passion for research with all non-scientists who are interested to learn more about the environment: This ranges in scale from identifying science problems and solutions in cities to explaining the complex environmental challenges facing our planet as a whole. Because science is also about identifying and applying technologies to address these challenges, we also cover some success stories!
EvoBites is a reader’s digest for research on Evolutionary Biology. Our goal is to make high quality, current research accessible—and interesting!—to the public without oversimplifying. We cut the jargon, but without skimping on content. Our authors, all graduate students in Biology, cover research from across the diverse and varied field of Evolutionary Biology to bring you a little bit of everything.
When it comes to forensic science, there is a lot of misinformation and confusion. Here at ForensicBites, we read the current technical research and translate the results into understandable terms and a broader context for the general public. Our team includes graduate researchers, undergraduate students and young professionals in the forensics field.
Geobites is a grassroots science communication effort supported by the American Geophysical Union. Geoscientists write about new developments in their field to bring cutting-edge science to the broadest possible audience.
Immunology is a complex, fast moving, and intense field of study. Immunological underpinnings can be found in most fields of research, but especially those involving the biological sciences. Keeping up with advances and discoveries can be challenging, but keeping new discoveries in context with immunology as a whole is nearly impossible. Or, it is for any one person. Thus: Immunobites!
We are a group of people who enjoy learning about human nutrition and sharing our knowledge with others. This website contains short articles involving some aspect of nutrition which are written for the general, educated public. We hope that we can help you learn more about how food impacts your life!
Oceanbites is led by graduate students and early career researchers, and brings ocean science to the public by translating the latest oceanography and marine science literature into accessible summaries appropriate for all audiences. Our writers also offer highlights about what it means to be an ocean scientist, taking readers out to sea or into the lab in point-of-view articles that highlight the diversity of science ongoing to better understand our seas and marine life. Oceanbites is partially supported by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.
We are a team of cancer researchers and patient advocates seeking to share cutting-edge cancer research to non-specialist audiences, in bite-sized articles.
ParticleBites is an online particle physics journal club written by graduate students and postdocs. Each post presents an interesting paper in a brief format that is accessible to undergraduate students in the physical sciences who are interested in active research
PERbites makes the results of physics education research meaningful and accessible to all. Whether you are an instructor, student, or education researcher, you’ll learn something you can apply in the classroom.
Reefbites is a blog where reef loving students take the latest in coral reef science research and make it accessible for all audiences. Our writers tell reef research stories that engage our audience and encourage them to do their part in saving coral reefs. Lastly, our featured Fridays highlight student’s research, experiences in the field and lab, and their journey in the world of science.
If you have a soft spot for the science of bubbles, liquid crystals and other squishy materials you might have heard of soft matter! If you have not, this branch of physics is a fascinating interdisciplinary field studying various kinds of materials from gels to biological systems. Have a look at Softbites, the bites site that brings you digestible summaries of the latest research in soft matter!
ScienceBites in other languages and media
ArAStrobites is an Arabic-language sister site of Astrobites, covering the latest astronomy research for Arab-speaking readers worldwide. ArAStrobites is a student-led project supported by the Arab Astronomical Society.
Astrobitos is a blog dedicated to summarize and spread the news about recent research in astrophysics. We post new articles in Spanish three times a week. Our mission is to provide a connection between astronomy students and everyday research. We are a sister site to astrobites.org.
Astropontos is an astronomy blog created in 2017. We post new articles in Portuguese every week about the most recent discoveries in astronomy. Occasionally we cover other topics concerning life as an academic, including career advice for young researchers. We are a sister site to astrobites.org.
The hosts of astro[sound]bites are Astronomy PhD students studying a range of astronomy topics at different universities, excited to share their love of science and interesting new research results. Astro[sound]bites is astrobites in podcast form!
Papier-Mâché is a website making scientific publications accessible to the French-speaking audience. It has two main specificities compared to other bites sites. First, Papier-Mâché is open to all scientific disciplines. Second, it offers two levels of reading: the curiosity level for the general public, and an in-depth level for science lovers!
Staryab is an astrophysical literature website written in Persian. Our goal at Staryab is to introduce the world of professional astronomy to those at the beginning of this road, especially undergraduates in physics and astronomy, enthusiastic high schoolers, and amateur astronomers. We present interesting recent papers and educational articles on various research fields in astronomy in a simple format that is comprehensible to our readers. The articles are prepared by Iranian professional astronomers both from inside and outside of Iran.