There is a lot of garbage on the Internet, but the web is still a wonderful place to share and discover knowledge. For science enthusiasts and news connoisseurs who do not want to waste time looking for the most interesting and legitimate carriers of this knowledge, the editors and reporters of Live Science made a list of the science sites we love to read. Check it out. If there is a site that you think deserves to be on this list, send us an email. (The following list is arranged alphabetically, and not by any classification system).
Ars Technica offers an ingenious and geeky coverage of technology and science, and how it intersects with our daily lives, whether we like it or not. The name of the site, derived from the Latin "art of technology", reflects a perspective and a voice that is not only impregnated with an appreciation of science and technological innovation, but also deeply considers how the use of technology informs and It changes the human being culture, and how culture and technology in turn are shaped by our own potential and shortcomings.
Atlas Obscura explores some of the true wonders of the modern world, from people living on the most remote islands on the planet to edible 35 lb. walnuts that look like human buttocks. And articles like "The real reason that humans need to sleep under blankets" and "What is an island, exactly?" answer science questions that you never knew you had. Its archaeological and historical coverage is fascinating, and its worldwide atlas of the most unusual, sinister and magical places in the world, from an underwater prison in Estonia to a lake surrounded by skeletons in India, will leave you speechless.
For the science news that goes through the mess, there is the science section of the BBC. Their scientific stories cover all parts of the world and beyond, and they do so with clear and concise reports. In addition, with brief, brief headlines that do not save a word, readers will know exactly what they get from each story.
Have you heard of the chemist who was caught stealing and throwing cyanide down a sidewalk drain? Chemistry World did. Their reporters described the crime in detail, in the same way that they cover all their chemistry-related coverage, including their extravagant stories, nerdy features and industry news. It can be said that Chemistry World enjoys immersing itself in essential science, describing how chemical bonds and reactions allow researchers to study art, distill gin, create new materials and advance renewable energy. The site also offers advice to chemists, describing the routes to the chair and how to break into the field as a woman or a minority.
As its name suggests, futurism focuses on the science and technology that will shape the future of humanity. Whether it's the latest Tesla feature by Elon Musk (and this site remains on top of all things Musk, Tesla and SpaceX) or particle physics, like an article about the elusive neutrino or tractor beams that levitate humans , Futurism offers news full of context that seems to be close to its progressive mission. Other topics that Futurism reporters do a good job of covering: cars that drive cars, artificial intelligence, everything that is robots and even space technology.
Giz is the harshest website of science on the Internet, and publishes stories like "The ancient elephants and the mastodons were totally bled between species" and "The stinking dark vortex of Neptune is fading like a bad fart". Unfortunately for people who prefer their G-rated science media, Gawker's adopted son is also one of the best providers of science reports on the Internet, blending world-class environmental, physical and space news with his usual technology and policy coverage. .
Nat Geo has you covered if you're in the mood for photos and impressive stories about animals, archeology, nature or any kind of captivating discovery that leaks into laboratories around the world. Its reporters have a special ability to humanize almost all the phenomena they present, which makes science relatable whether it is a scientist or chair enthusiast.
If you want your scientific news to reach your ears instead of your eyeballs, see the Science section of the National Public Radio (NPR) website. His audio news covers a wide range of science topics, delving into global issues such as climate change and conservation, as well as investigating technological innovation, new directions in space exploration and the latest discoveries in health and medicine. Its "Brain Candy" section addresses a bit more esoteric scientific questions, such as why Olympic athletes resort to non-alcoholic beer as their post-sports drink option, and what happens when a neural network is programmed to generate romantic messages in sweets for Valentine's Day. You can also find animations and music videos from NPR Science Show Skunk Bear, which are hilarious (and catchy), as they are educational.
The Pacific standard is a bit removed from the scientific reporting teams. They do not do many daily blogs about scientific news, and they address all their stories with a view to social justice. But the West Coast magazine and website routinely produce excellent essays and reports from odd angles on issues such as the daily impacts of the changing climate, psychology, sociology and disability that attract science fans.
What do M theory, Bohmian mechanics and nonscale networks have in common? Quanta Magazine has written about all of them. From the theory of everything to the behavior that challenges the logic of tiny subatomic particles, Quanta Magazine never departs from the harsh physics stories. However, despite immersing themselves in the deepest limits of physics, computer science, mathematics and biology, Quanta journalists publish stories that are always clear, fascinating and that illuminate the beauty of science even for readers in general.
The English scientist James Smithson founded the Smithsonian Institution almost 200 years ago as "an establishment for the increase and spread of knowledge among men". Today, Smithsonian.com fulfills that promise for anyone who can not reach one of the museums or research centers of the institution. Stop by the site to see an eclectic mix of science news, history essays and nature videos to make your inner school fill with satisfaction.
Scientific American is not only the longest published publication in the United States continuously (previous contributors to the 170-year mark include Jonas Salk, Francis Crick and Albert Einstein), but also one of its most complete scientific news websites. Whether you're in the mood for a 60-second podcast or an extensive special report, SciAm covers it with an intelligent view of science, culture, politics and wherever the three intersect.
If you're interested in astronomy and space flights, our sister site Space.com is the place for you. If the news is that Elon Musk sends a Tesla into space, a black hole that behaves strangely, a unique solar eclipse or the latest in the search for extraterrestrial life, Space.com reporters do not lose an astronomical rhythm. And if your cosmic cup of tea is more sci-fi, you'll find plenty of "Star Trek" items and movie reviews.
The science section of this almost 200-year-old British newspaper covers discoveries from around the world in a succinct and clear manner. The depth and breadth of its scientific coverage make The Guardian an excellent place to sail on a quiet Saturday, when you can spend time in one of its "long readings" (such as the false science of the breed) or scan the latest news in health, climate change, animals, psychology, space … the list goes on and on. The images and the ease of movement make The Guardian a place free of frustration among sites that are so full of ads that you can barely read an article without being bombarded with pop-up windows.
In an era of "bites", Vox strives to provide information beyond the headlines, not only the "who" and the "what", but also the "why" and the "how". Vox's scientific news articles are impressively comprehensive, providing background and context information that is very necessary for a wide range of topics, from the latest outbreaks of infectious diseases to fad diets and research on gun control. Often, their articles provide useful infographics to help visualize complex problems. If you have time to devote to understanding an issue, Vox provides resources.
With his tone of conversation and, sometimes, cutting, Wired can feel like a great friend that lets you know a secret. Their technology reports cover everything from the coolest gadgets to the current events that shape our lives, and their scientific reports give you an idea of what is happening at the forefront of research.
Originally published in Live Science.