What is RSS ?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an easy way of receiving new content from websites. Once you subscribed to an RSS feed, you do not need to check the website for updates, they just come to you. The websites of the International Polar Foundation uses RSS 2.0 standard format for all available feeds.
What do you need to read RSS ?
Even if you are unfamiliar with RSS feeds, they are quite easy to use. You will need a news aggregator also called an RSS reader, which will check all of your favorite websites and will inform you if new content has been published.
- Download a newsreader application like FeedDemon (Windows) or NetNewsWire (Mac)
- Copy the URL of any RSS feed into the application's "subscribe" field.
Some browsers (such as Firefox, Opera, Safari) can also natively read RSS feeds.