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 The National Academy of Sciences Pro-Science based on a 100+ year history of promoting science. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to pro-science sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1863, The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO). The National Academy of Sciences is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Research Council. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. According to their mission “The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.”
Funded by / Ownership
The National Academy of Sciences is an NGO that is funded through a combination of donations, memberships, and publication subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features news and information about the academy as well as science news from their multiple publications. In general, all information on this website is pro-science, low biased, and factual as evidenced by a clean fact check record. In fact, they are used for scientific fact checks.
Failed Fact Check
- None to date
Overall, we rate The National Academy of Sciences Pro-Science based on a 100+ year history of promoting science. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to pro-science sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/30/2016) Updated (10/7/2020)