Daily Source Bias Check: Nautilus Magazine

Nautilus Magazine - Pro Science - Credible

Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Nautilus a left-leaning pro-science source that is high for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 2013, Nautilus is an online and print science magazine. In 2014, the magazine won a Webby Award for best science website and was nominated for two others; and had two stories selected to be included in 2014 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. The magazine and website cover a variety of general science topics such as genetics, climate, physics, chemistry, and more.

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Funded by / Ownership

The website and magazine are owned by NautilusThink Inc. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and a store that sells merchandise. 

Analysis / Bias

In review, Nautilus covers general science stories of all varieties. Articles and headlines use minimally loaded words such as this The Things We Can’t Control Are Beautiful. Although they do not often report on politics they do when it relates to science often offering a negative perspective of President Donald Trump Two weeks after Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, the area is spiking with coronavirus. This story is properly sourced to the Associated Press and CBS News. In general, most stories are related to science such as this Jellyfish Genome Hints That Complexity Isn’t Genetically Complex. This is a pro-science source that has left-leaning bias through editorial positions.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Nautilus a left-leaning pro-science source that is high for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 8/26/2016)  Updated (7/9/2020)

Source: https://nautil.us/

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