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Suggestion News feed from 'Science Daily'

  1. Nov 4, 2012 #1
    Why cant we have a news feed from Science Daily like we have from SciAm.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/

    On different note, why do the commenters of SciAm bash SciAm in some cases for unscientific reporting.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2012 #2

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    The majority of Science Daily "articles" are just verbatim reprints of university press releases. For example, the top story on the webpage right now (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121102205139.htm) is exactly the same as the story source they cite at the end of the article (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2012/in-sync-brain-waves-hold-memory-of-objects-just-seen.shtml). These press releases are generally written by University PR staff and not the scientists themselves. (To be fair, many of the articles from PhysOrg that PF links to are similarly just reprints of press releases).
     
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