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Posted by fs (Member # 1181) on June 11, 2007, 11:27:
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.
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on June 11, 2007, 11:44:
Have you tried teh New Scientitz? (It R0xxz 4 da jobs'n artikels'n sh&t).
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on June 11, 2007, 12:14:
I think RSS feeds for the several big ines mentioned are what is best. Add to your list.
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 11, 2007, 22:08:
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.
Posted by fs (Member # 1181) on June 12, 2007, 00:51:
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.
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on June 12, 2007, 02:25:
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]
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on June 12, 2007, 03:38:
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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