The National Academies of Science was created in 1863 to advise the US government in scientific and technical matters. The Academy and its sister organizations “”provide a public service by working outside the framework of government to ensure independent advice on matters of science, technology, and medicine.”” The National Academies Web site offers timely news articles and event information, as well as a wide array of reports and publications on various subjects including chemistry, earth science, the environment, physics, space, and more. Visitors of the site can freely view the information and even subscribe to the What’s New section to keep on top of the latest knowledge being disseminated.