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Jerry Coyne comments on an article about where to find the best science reporting, with a nice graphic aligning evidence-based vs. ideologically driven, and compelling reads vs not so much.

Where do you find the best science reporting?

I’m a bit surprised to see that this graphic — which Coyne objects to on a couple grounds — charges NY Times and Scientific American with having mixed records. Read his comments. (Coyne has criticized NYT’s weekly science section of focusing almost exclusively on stories that affect humans, rather than about discoveries or developments in ‘pure’ academic science.) OTOH, my take on Nature and Science is that they are high quality but very technical — the premiere places to publish scientific papers of any kind. Coyne says their summaries are aimed toward the public and worth reading. Maybe I’ll check them out.

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