Help with choosing a news site

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Kenbushway, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Kenbushway

    Kenbushway Captain Captain

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    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
     
  2. MacLeod

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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.
     
  3. Kenbushway

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    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.
     
  4. SmoothieX

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    I like the sports section of the NY Post.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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  6. Kenbushway

    Kenbushway Captain Captain

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    Thank you for the help, much appreciated. :)
     
  7. thestrangequark

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    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!
     
  8. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    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
     
  9. Kenbushway

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    I am glad you warned me about the major news sites no longer having science authors, thank you.

    Thanks for going above and beyond in your suggestions. I would have never thought to use twitter.
     
  10. publiusr

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