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 SciCentral Pro-Science based on the use of consistent factual sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: France 34/180
Founded in 1997 according to Whois, SciCentral is a science news website that aggregates content from mostly legitimate scientific sources. According to their about page “SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources. The service has received over 30 Web awards and enthusiastic reviews from leading science publishers (e.g.; Science Magazine, The Lancet, The New Scientist) for the quality of its service. Over 700 other websites point to SciCentral as a trusted source of information.”
Funded by / Ownership
SciCentral is owned by Guy Orgambide, who is a Ph.D. scientist. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, SciCentral does not produce original content but rather aggregates science-related news through credible sources such as BBC, Phys.org, and TechXplore. While we cannot guarantee every news story on this page is factual and pro-science a great majority are pro-science based on the sources they choose to aggregate.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate SciCentral Pro-Science based on the use of consistent factual sources. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2016) Updated (10/17/2020)