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PRO-SCIENCE

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 Phys.org a credible Pro-Science source based on publication of science information from credible universities and peer reviewed publications as well properly sourced original content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180

History

Phys.org is a science, research and technology news website specializing in the hard science subjects of physics, space and earth science, biology, chemistry, electronics, nanotechnology and technology in general. The site also publishes daily reports, blogs and exclusive comprehensive articles on new peer reviewed scientific papers. 

Funded by / Ownership

Phys.org is owned by Science X, which is wholly owned by Omicron Technology Limited, headquartered in Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom. Revenue is derived from onsite advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Phys.org is a science, research and technology news aggregator where much of the content is republished directly from press releases and news agencies-in a practice known as churnalism. Most research and stories are presented with low bias and usually straight from the publisher such as this: Researchers use light to control high-speed chemical reactions in a new way. This research is published directly from the University of Tokyo. 

The criticism that Phys.org is a churnalism site is not entirely accurate, as they also produce original content such as this: Testing quantum mechanics in a non-inertial reference frame using a rotating interferometer. In fact, several articles per day are original Phys.org content.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. 

Overall, we rate Phys.org a credible Pro-Science source based on publication of science information from credible universities and peer reviewed publications as well properly sourced original content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/24/2016) Updated (9/13/2019)

Source: https://phys.org

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