Discover Magazine – Bias and Credibility

Discover Magazine - Pro Science - Credible - Not Biased

Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through 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 Discover Magazine Pro-Science based on minimal editorializing and adherence to the consensus of science.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Discover is an American general audience science magazine launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. They focus more on light science that is easily understood and readable by a lay audience. The current editor is Becky Lang.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Discover Magazine is owned by Kalmbach Publishing, which publishes special interest magazines such as Astronomy. Revenue is derived through subscription fees, advertising, and a shop that sells merchandise.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Discover publishes news and information on THE SCIENCES, MIND, TECHNOLOGY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, and PLANET EARTH. Articles and headlines are low biased such as this Keeping Coronavirus Vaccines at Subzero Temperatures During Distribution Will Be Hard, But Likely Key to Ending Pandemic. This story is correctly sourced to credible media outlets such as The Conversation and science-based outlets such as the CDC.

Regarding climate change, they adhere to the consensus of science, such as The Arctic Hasn’t Been This Warm for 3 Million Years — and That Foreshadows Big Changes for the Rest of the Planet. A thorough review indicates they are pro-science through the promotion of consensus science.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Discover Magazine Pro-Science based on minimal editorializing and adherence to the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 12/2/2016) Update (09/02/2022)


Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.

MBFC Ad-Free 


MBFC Donation

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

Found this insightful? Please consider sharing on your Social Media: