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Science News Outlets

Last Updated July 28, 2022

On this page, you'll find a list of specialty and general publications, digital outlets, magazine, and newspapers that tell science stories.


  • About: “We ask the big questions and find the freshest, most original answers, provided by leading thinkers on science, philosophy, society and the arts.” Despite reduced emphasis on science, still has some good articles by expert authors."

American Scientist

  • About: “Award-winning magazine American Scientist is an illustrated bi-monthly publication about science, engineering, and technology—published by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society since 1913.”

Ars Technica

  • About: “Ars Technica became a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements, gadget reviews, software, hardware, and nearly everything else found in between layers of silicon.”



  • About: “An editorially independent, non-profit magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences, bioGraphic was created to showcase both the wonder of nature and the most promising approaches to sustaining life on Earth.” Underwritten by the California Academy of Sciences.


  • About: “Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.”


  • About: “Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us.”


  • About: “Published at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Ensia is a solutions-focused media outlet reporting on our changing planet.”

Food & Environmental Reporting Network

  • About: “The Food & Environment Reporting Network is the first independent, non-profit news organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism in the critically under-reported areas of food, agriculture, and environmental health. Through partnerships with local and national mainstream media outlets, we seek to tell stories that will inspire, inform, and have lasting impact.”


  • About: “With a presence on every platform, Forbes is the largest global business media brand in the world with incomparable scale and the unique ability to convene, curate and cover the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world.”

Georgia Health News

  • About: “Georgia Health News is an independent news organization devoted to covering health care in the state. Our mission is to fill the widening gap in media coverage with a substantive website that provides crucial information about health care in Georgia.”


Hakai Magazine

  • About: “Launched in April 2015, Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective.” Published by the Tula Foundation, focusing on ocean issues.

IEEE Spectrum

Inside Climate News

  • About: “Founded in 2007, Inside Climate News is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that provides essential reporting and analysis on climate change, energy and the environment, for the public and for decision makers. We serve as watchdogs of government, industry and advocacy groups and hold them accountable for their policies and actions.”


  • About: “We explore the science of anything, innovations that shape tomorrow, and ideas that stretch our minds. Our goal is to motivate the next generation to build a better world.”


  • About: “What is known? What isn’t known? Knowable Magazine, the digital publication from Annual Reviews, seeks to make that knowledge accessible to all.” Published by Annual Reviews, supported by Sloan and Moore foundation grants.

MIT Technology Review

  • About: “The mission of MIT Technology Review is to make technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism.”

National Geographic


  • About: “Nature Portfolio is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries—findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis.”


  • About: “Nautilus is a different kind of science magazine. It delivers deep, undiluted, narrative storytelling to bring science into the largest and most important conversations we are having today.”

New Scientist

Popular Mechanics

Popular Science


  • About: “ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.”


  • About: “Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent online publication launched by the Simons Foundation to enhance public understanding of science.”


  • About: “SAPIENS is a digital magazine about the human world. It’s about how we communicate with each other, why we behave kindly and badly, where and when we evolved in the past, and how we live and continue to evolve today.”


  • About: “Science has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880—with seed money from Thomas Edison. Today, Science continues to publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.”
  • Science News: “For almost a century, Science News journalists have covered advances in science, medicine and technology for the general public.”

Science Focus

  • About: “BBC Science Focus is the BBC’s science and technology monthly magazine. Jargon-free and accessible, you don’t need a PhD in particle physics to enjoy reading it.”

Scientific American


  • About: “Smithsonian magazine places a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied, and exhibited by the Smithsonian—science, history, art, popular culture and innovation—and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.”


  • About: “Southerly is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 media organization that covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South. By reporting on these issues in a well-rounded and thoughtful way, Southerly informs readers — whether they’re along the Atlantic coast, in the hollers of Appalachia, on Tennessee farmland, in the Mississippi Delta, or outside of the South — so that they can make informed decisions about our changing region.”

The Atlantic

The Conversation

  • About: “The Conversation is a nonprofit, independent news organization dedicated to unlocking the knowledge of experts for the public good. We publish trustworthy and informative articles written by academic experts for the general public and edited by our team of journalists.”

The New York Times

  • About: “The New York Times is dedicated to helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism.”

The New Yorker

  • About: “Today The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, and humor.”

The Scientist

  • About: “The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals—a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields.”

The Verge

  • About: “The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.”


  • About: “Undark is a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society.”


  • About: “We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. And so Vox's journalists candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.”


Yale e360

  • About: “Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. We feature original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news.”
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