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Science News Prime Now Available for Subscription.

Published since 1922, Science News magazine has new publication available for subscription on the iPad

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Society for Science & the Public (SSP (1) (Service Switching Point) The local exchange node in an SS7 telephone network. The SSP can be part of the voice switch or in a separate computer connected to it. ), publisher of Science News magazine, has launched a new weekly publication, Science News Prime, available only on the iPad.

Science News Prime, or SN Prime, like Science News, offers readers concise, current, and comprehensive coverage of news from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines in a richly illustrated full-color format. Each week, readers will find an accessible digest of new discoveries and developments in various fields along with a feature article exploring the frontiers of research and important issues involving science and technology. Science News Prime includes select content not available elsewhere, including rotating columns, a "People" department on the personal side of the scientific enterprise, extended book reviews and short items on weird and wonderful creatures.

"With Science News Prime, we hope to reach a larger number of readers who are interested in keeping current on the latest advances in all areas of science," said Tom Siegfried, editor in chief of Science News and Science News Prime.

"By offering this new publication, we will enable even more people to read about, and understand, the beauty and significance of science," said Elizabeth Marincola Elizabeth Mark Marincola is President of Science Service and former Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology. She has made important contributions in the areas of advocating for increasing government resources and public education in science. , publisher of Science News and Science News Prime, and president of Society for Science & the Public.

Science News Prime is edited for a broad readership, ranging from science enthusiasts without advanced training to practicing scientists interested in keeping up with fields of research beyond their own disciplines. Science News Prime articles are written by the same staff of experienced science journalists as Science News, all specialists in their areas of coverage who emphasize accuracy and clarity while putting the latest scientific findings in perspective. Readers can purchase a single issue for $2.99. Monthly and yearly subscriptions cost $6.99 and $49.99, respectively.

Science News' origins date to 1922, when Society for Science & the Public, then Science Service, launched Science News-Letter, which became the magazine Science News Letter in 1926. It quickly grew into a valued source of science news for libraries, schools, and individuals. The magazine reported on the early days of atomic energy atomic energy: see nuclear energy. , the development of modern genetics, and the many other astounding scientific and technological developments of the 20th century. Science News is now available on newsstands across the country as well as on Kindle A portable e-book device from Amazon.com that provides wireless connectivity to Amazon for e-book downloads as well as Wikipedia and search engines. Using Sprint's EV-DO cellphone network, dubbed WhisperNet, wireless access is free. It also includes a built-in dictionary. . The publication serves about 120,000 print subscribers, more than 170,000 Twitter A Web site and service that lets users send short text messages from their cellphones to a group of friends. Launched in 2006, Twitter (www.twitter.com) was designed for people to broadcast their current activities and thoughts.  followers, and its website, www.sciencenews.org, receives nearly 5 million unique visitors A count of how many different people access a Web site. For example, if a user leaves and comes back to the site five times during the measurement period, that person is counted as one unique visitor, but would count as five "user sessions.  a year.

To learn more about Science News magazine, and its non-profit publisher Society for Science & the Public, visit www.sciencenews.org and www.societyforscience.org.

Note to reporters: To arrange an interview with Science News Prime publisher Elizabeth Marincola or Science News Prime editor in chief Tom Siegfried, contact Caitlin Jennings at 202-872-5158.

Contact: Caitlin Jennings (202) 872-5158 cjennings@societyforscience.org

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