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1 May 2009, 07:08 UTC
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Prompted by the Evilutionary Biologist’s response to an article in Nature, I have been working on a web site in my insufficient spare time during the previous month. The Evilutionary Biologist makes the good point that the science coverage in newspapers has been terrible, in contrast to the improving coverage by blogs. Not that all science coverage in “traditional media” is terrible, but there is an awful amount of crap written by “journalists” who don’t not know what they’re talking about, not to mention that so many of them simply rehash press releases and don’t even care if they’re true.

However, I’m already barely managing to keep up with the science blogs I’m subscribed to right now, and even this is only a miniscule fraction of all the excellent science blogs throughout the World Wide Web. It’s going to be much worse for the average person who does not care to spend as much effort on science as I do. Sites such as Science Daily, Eureka! Science News, and Universe Today make it easier to keep up with science news, but much of their content comes from press releases or traditional media sources. The amount of content that is provided ...

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