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 Discover Magazine Pro-Science based on minimal editorializing and adherence to the consensus of science.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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.
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 properly sourced to credible media outlets such as The Conversation and science-based outlets such as the CDC. When it comes to climate change they adhere to the consensus of science such as this 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 to date
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 (11/20/2020)