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Old January 10 2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Help with choosing a news site

I am looking for a science news site; I have researched a few options but I've never really read any. So I can't tell which are quality or not. I know quite a few of you on here do read science news daily or actively and I am wondering which sites you could recommend. Either on my list or your own choice. The goal of my search is getting the latest up-to-date news about discoveries and innovations in science.

Here are the websites I found, are any of them good, reliable?

www.news-medical.net
www. nigms-nih.gov
Popular Science
Science Daily
Live Science
NPR
www.sciencenews.org
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Old January 10 2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Well some of the regular ne sites like

www.bbc.co.uk/news

have a Science and Tech section. Don't know if it what's you are after though.
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Old January 10 2014, 08:01 PM   #3
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Re: Help with choosing a news site

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Well some of the regular ne sites like

www.bbc.co.uk/news

have a Science and Tech section. Don't know if it what's you are after though.
Yeah I've been using BBC news U.S and Canada and it doesn't always stories that I need or they don't report findings as fast say CNN Money; which is a problem.
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Old January 10 2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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I like the sports section of the NY Post.
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Old January 11 2014, 12:05 AM   #5
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Re: Help with choosing a news site

For astronomy and space science:
Planetary.org (Planetary Society Blogs)
Spaceflight Now

For brief science articles on a variety of topics, with links to further topic detail, you could try:
Science in a Can
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Old January 11 2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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M'Sharak wrote: View Post
For astronomy and space science:
Planetary.org (Planetary Society Blogs)
Spaceflight Now

For brief science articles on a variety of topics, with links to further topic detail, you could try:
Science in a Can
Thank you for the help, much appreciated.
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Old January 11 2014, 10:29 PM   #7
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Re: Help with choosing a news site

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Well some of the regular ne sites like

www.bbc.co.uk/news

have a Science and Tech section. Don't know if it what's you are after though.
I'd avoid those. Most major news sources no longer have science reporters, and have regular reporters doing the science reporting. The result is that the quality and accuracy of science reporting has drastically declined in the past few years. At least weekly I read a science story on BBC news that they got wrong. There's even a recent study in PLOS One Medicine on the subject.

Of the sites you listed I'd trust Science Daily the most. I'd also suggest reading science blogs like:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/
http://theness.com/neurologicablog/

I'd also highly recommend PLOS One itself. No pay wall!
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Old January 11 2014, 11:50 PM   #8
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Re: Help with choosing a news site

Kenbushway wrote: View Post
M'Sharak wrote: View Post
For astronomy and space science:
Planetary.org (Planetary Society Blogs)
Spaceflight Now

For brief science articles on a variety of topics, with links to further topic detail, you could try:
Science in a Can
Thank you for the help, much appreciated.
Twitter can also be a good way for keeping up with current science news and events. Some I follow:

Emily Lakdawalla (Senior Editor at Planetary Society blogs) @elakdawalla
NASA Earth Observatory @NASA_EO
US Geological Survey @USGS
CERN @CERN
Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow
Dr. Kiki Sanford (host of "The Week in Science" podcast) @drkiki
Earth Science Picture of the Day @EarthPic
TEDTalks Updates @TEDTalks
Universe Today @UniverseToday
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Old January 12 2014, 05:57 PM   #9
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Re: Help with choosing a news site

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
MacLeod wrote: View Post
Well some of the regular ne sites like

www.bbc.co.uk/news

have a Science and Tech section. Don't know if it what's you are after though.
I'd avoid those. Most major news sources no longer have science reporters, and have regular reporters doing the science reporting. The result is that the quality and accuracy of science reporting has drastically declined in the past few years. At least weekly I read a science story on BBC news that they got wrong. There's even a recent study in PLOS One Medicine on the subject.

Of the sites you listed I'd trust Science Daily the most. I'd also suggest reading science blogs like:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/
http://theness.com/neurologicablog/

I'd also highly recommend PLOS One itself. No pay wall!
I am glad you warned me about the major news sites no longer having science authors, thank you.

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Kenbushway wrote: View Post
M'Sharak wrote: View Post
For astronomy and space science:
Planetary.org (Planetary Society Blogs)
Spaceflight Now

For brief science articles on a variety of topics, with links to further topic detail, you could try:
Science in a Can
Thank you for the help, much appreciated.
Twitter can also be a good way for keeping up with current science news and events. Some I follow:

Emily Lakdawalla (Senior Editor at Planetary Society blogs) @elakdawalla
NASA Earth Observatory @NASA_EO
US Geological Survey @USGS
CERN @CERN
Spaceflight Now @SpaceflightNow
Dr. Kiki Sanford (host of "The Week in Science" podcast) @drkiki
Earth Science Picture of the Day @EarthPic
TEDTalks Updates @TEDTalks
Universe Today @UniverseToday
Thanks for going above and beyond in your suggestions. I would have never thought to use twitter.
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Old January 12 2014, 10:48 PM   #10
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Some favorites
www.americaspace.com
www.nasaspaceflight.com
www.nextbigfuture.com
www.up-ship.com
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