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What is RSS?

What is an RSS feed?

RSS stands for either "Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication," and each term partially describes what it does. An RSS feed is simply a text list of story headlines, links and descriptions formatted in a way that RSS readers understand. An RSS feed allows our visitors to track changes to stories at without needing to visit or search the website.

How do I use and RSS feed?

You can access our RSS feed by downloading a type of program called a newsreader that shows a list of the headlines of the most recently published stories on the HEU website. Our RSS feeds are updated each time we publish a new story, so once you've installed an RSS reader, simply give it our URL ( and it will regularly check our feed and show you our latest headlines in real time. You can also add our RSS feeds to your blog or site to display our latest headlines.

Where can I get a newsreader?

There are many freely available newsreaders to choose from, no matter what kind of computer you use. Here is a short list of some of the more popular programs (for a more complete list please see Wikipedia's list of news readers):

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