What is RSS?

Examples of the most popular RSS logos.

Examples of the most popular RSS logos.

 

RSS Feeds or News feeds, are a great way of keeping up-to-date with the latest content on your favourite website, without having to visit the website itself.

A feed lets you know when new content is published to part of the website. On the Museum website, you can keep up-to-date with the latest news articles and our blogs.

How do I use RSS or feeds?

To use RSS or feeds you need a news reader. A news reader is a piece of software you download and install on your computer. Examples are Awasu, Klipfolio or News Crawler.

Or, toolbars such as Yahoo and browsers such as Firefox, can act as news readers and will deliver news feeds for you.

Subscribe to the feed

Visit the website you want content from. If a web page has news feeds, they are usually highlighted by an orange box somewhere on the page, such as those illustrated at the top of this page. Copy or drag the url to your news reader to subscribe to that feed.

Some browsers such as Firefox, Opera and Safari, will automatically alert you to news feeds on a page, usually by showing the orange box.

Once you have subscribed you will receive new content as it is published.

Subscribe to Natural History Museum feeds:

Cartoon image of footprints leading through closing door

Our scientists study the snails that host the schistosomiasis parasite, which causes a disease that affects nearly 200 million people.