Timely updates for today's world
Having access to reliable information in today's busy digital world is as important to Britannica as it is to you. Ongoing updates keep Britannica current and relevant, and the result is significant. Each month, more than 1,200 articles are entirely new or updated with revised text. In addition, stunning new photos, videos, illustrations, and maps are added to enhance the articles.
Read on to see what's new and learn how Britannica's content is expanding and evolving.
Arts and Humanities
New Videos: Musical Instruments
This popular topic now includes new and revised articles and images covering A Hard Day's Night, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The African Queen, and other classic movies; Rip Van Winkle, The Road Not Taken, A Room with a View, Roots, Sister Carrie, and other titles; new articles from our Art Institute of Chicago contributors; and museum of modern art.
New Video: An Interview with Janny Scott,
Author of “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother“
Over 24,000 compelling biographies cover everyone from Hollywood heroes and sports superstars to world leaders and historical figures. New and revised articles include Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen, Indian social activist Anna Hazare, Welsh politician Carwyn Jones, French politician Marine Le Pen, Russian artist Isaak Ilyich Levitan, British business executive James Murdoch, German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki, Israeli American actress Natalie Portman, Japanese football player Homare Sawa, Thai politician Yingluck Shinawatra, and Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.
New Map: Earthquake in Turkey, 2011
In-depth articles, animated maps, and current statistics provide a comprehensive picture of the world and recent events. New and revised information has been added for Israel, Poland, South Sudan, the Syria Uprising of 2011, the Yemen Uprising of 2011, and the 2010 U.S. census results. Also new to the geography content are special features for Maps of the World, Flags and National Anthems of the World, and the World's Tallest Buildings.
Science and Technology
New Illustrations: Internal and External Organization of a Spider
The 15,000 science articles, with authors including Nobel Prize winners, world-renowned researchers, and other experts, cover the latest developments in science and provide accurate information on important topics. New and revised articles include 1000 Genomes Project, abiogenesis, Biosphere 2, fracking, heliosphere, ocean thermal energy conversion, radio technology, solar cycle, and tablet computer. New videos for celestial sphere, DNA, forest, leaf, refraction, and tornado formation are also included.
New Map: U.S. Hispanic Population
This broad range of new and revised articles covers global topics including blood diamond, the Brandenburg Gate, Dome of the Rock, the Berlin and Chicago marathons, political action committee, and U.S. presidential elections. Special features cover the European sovereign debt crisis, members of the United Nations, select decisions of the United States Supreme Court, United States Constitutional Amendments, and other popular lists.
Other New Media
New Animation: Earthquake-Generated
New Video: Parabolic Flight/ Weightlessness
New Illustration: Energy Transfer and Heat Loss Along a Food Chain
New Flag: Provisional National Flag of Libya
New Flag: South Sudan
COMING SOON! The next newsletter will include updates on new multimedia and new articles about science, new flags
and interactive maps, and more examples of Britannica's current events coverage and general reference content.