Update: Publication ended in January 2016. Stories and resources will remain on the site, but will no longer be current.
The Why Files brings you the latest news in science and the scientific background for these current events. This is a great resource for students looking for current events topics written at a reading level for middle and high school students.
You can scan their archives for topics in arts & humanities, biology, earth & space, environment, health, physical science, social science and technology. There is also a gallery of cool science images, and classroom activities for teachers.