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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2007 11:27      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What good sites are there for general pop-sci news and developments? Any that do a consistent job providing well reported pieces?

I usually hit Scientific American, The New York Times, and the BBC.

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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2007 11:44      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Have you tried teh New Scientitz? (It R0xxz 4 da jobs'n artikels'n sh&t).

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Icon 1 posted June 11, 2007 12:14      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think RSS feeds for the several big ines mentioned are what is best. Add space.com to your list.

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quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Have you tried teh New Scientitz? (It R0xxz 4 da jobs'n artikels'n sh&t).

I used to agree, but recent experience has me doubting the reliability of NS stories.

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Icon 1 posted June 12, 2007 00:51      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was thinking of that when I saw Spungo's suggestion. Then I wondered if he was being facetious. It can be difficult to tell with Spungo.

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That thought didn't occur to me at first, but now that you mention it, he probably was taking the piss.

Well done Spungo, you caught me fair and square. [Applause]

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New Scientist isn't really a bad site (or magazine, although it's quite overpriced). You just have to keep in mind that they don't have experts doing editorial or peer review of the articles. As a result, they do occasionally put out an article based on erroneous information. Once in a while someone from the lunatic fringe manages to sound just plausible enough that they can get something in there.

Just remember to always double check anything significant against other sources and that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. If you do that, New Scientist is quite useful.

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