RSS (generally) stands for Really Simple Syndication, which essentially means that articles from this website are published in a format that can be read in a ‘reader’. The reader can either be a website, like Google’s Google Reader or in a program on your computer. As a Mac user I use NetNewsWire, but there are plenty of free and paid-for programs for Mac, Windows and Linux. All the feeds are handled by FeedBurner so clicking on the link will give you a number of options.
Alternatively by popping your email address in the box you can get the day’s postings delivered to you. The delivery takes place every evening – you’ll get one message a day and I promise I won’t spam you. Again this service is provided by FeedBurner.
The BBC News site offers a very good description of RSS feeds that I will point you to rather than trying to replicate.
The final option at the top right is Twitter. You are more than welcome to follow me @jamescousins, and there’s a page describing my approach to Twitter on this website. However, I should warn you that Twitter and I are having a trial separation at the moment, so following my account won’t be the most fascinating of experiences!