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 New Scientist Pro-Science and Very High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
New Scientist is a UK-based weekly English-language international science magazine, founded in 1956. Since 1996 it has run a website dedicated to science news and discovery. The current editor is Emily Wilson.
Funded by / Ownership
The magazine and website are owned by New Scientist Ltd. Revenue is generated through subscription and newsstand sales as well as advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the magazine and website cover news, features, reviews, and commentary on science, technology, and their implications. Information is presented with moderately loaded headlines such as this: The north pole is moving and if it flips, life on Earth is in trouble. This story, like all others on the website is properly sourced to credible media outlets and scientific journals.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate New Scientist Pro-Science and Very High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2016) Updated (6/30/2019)