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 the publication of scientific information from credible universities and peer-reviewed journals and adequately sourced original content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom (33/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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, wholly owned by Omicron Technology Limited, headquartered in Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom. Advertising generates revenue.
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. 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. In general, they are a pro-science source with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Phys.org a credible Pro-Science source based on the publication of scientific information from credible universities and peer-reviewed journals and 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 (10/12/2021)
Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check