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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:27 PM

Anyone here a regular reader of phys.org ?

A great site for recent developments in science: http://phys.org/

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Reply Anyone here a regular reader of phys.org ? (Original post)
Locut0s Dec 2013 OP
darkangel218 Dec 2013 #1
Locut0s Dec 2013 #3
byronius Dec 2013 #2
Locut0s Dec 2013 #6
defacto7 Dec 2013 #9
JEFF9K Dec 2013 #4
byronius Dec 2013 #5
mike_c Dec 2013 #7
defacto7 Dec 2013 #8

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:28 PM

1. I didnt know of this website.

 

It looks interesting, thanks for the link.

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:32 PM

3. Yeah it's updated like crazy too...

Lots and lots of new stories and developments every day.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:32 PM

2. Excellent link. Thanks.

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Response to byronius (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:39 PM

6. Your welcome. Just stay out of the comments section...

The main articles are about real research, new papers published, real science. The comments section is rather full of pseudo science spouting bull shit and the usual trolling. Lots of people in the comments shopping around their own perpetual motion theories, intelligent design bull shit and more. It's trolls den. But yeah the meat of the site is fantastic!

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 02:01 AM

9. I love the comment section...

That's really entertaining. It's also stacked with university professors, high level mathematicians and they lay waste to anyone with wacko religious proclivities or pseudo science.

You are dead wrong about it being a trolls den. That is where some of the most intelligent comments come from. Yeah there's a lot of bull shit but it doesn't last long before they are torn to shreds. The comment section verifies, vilifies and basically makes the articles have any value at all. The articles themselves are sometimes full of inaccuracies or are written by professional writers who have no idea what they are talking about.

If you spend time on phys.org and just take the articles at face value, you're reading for the warm fuzzes of reading fun science not for the grid iron facts. The less than reasonable commenters are well taken care of by the knowledgeable and there is practically no moderation.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:34 PM

4. Just checked it out and then bookmarked it. Thanks!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:35 PM

5. Actually, let me amend that. Fantastic link. What a great site. It's on the daily list for me.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Dec 17, 2013, 10:41 PM

7. the constant nagging about ad blocking add-ons is annoying....

Otherwise it's a nice aggregator of science news. I read Science Daily more often.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 01:46 AM

8. Yes, for years.

I comment fairly regularly on the site when it concerns cosmology, or astronomy. It tends to have some pretty great articles and has improved it's writer base quite a lot over the last year. It also comes up with some pretty poor articles from time to time but it's much better now days. I read the phys.org site as regularly as I do DU.

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