We believe science inspires a better world.

Science Alert Logomark Circle 2 Full ColorScienceAlert publishes timely, trusted science news to enlighten and entertain millions of readers each month. As an independently run online news source, our experienced journalists shed light on important issues of our time, as well as new discoveries, mysteries, and wonders from around the globe.

At ScienceAlert, our goal is to spark the curiosity that exists in all of us. We invite readers to visit us daily, explore topics of interest, and gain new perspectives along the way. 

Editorial values

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In a crowded, noisy news world, readers turn to ScienceAlert because every story is backed by strict editorial standards.

Invested in truth: ScienceAlert articles are thoroughly fact-checked to ensure the highest levels of integrity and accuracy. We don’t oversell claims from pre-print papers, studies with small sample sizes, or research based on animal models only.

Accessible to all: ScienceAlert journalists break down even the most complex topics so readers of all levels can understand and enjoy the latest science news. We’re also committed to keep our articles free for everyone.

Evidence-based: Grounded in evidence-based knowledge, ScienceAlert journalists delve deep into every concept, study, and method.

Although we pride ourselves on our process, we are only human. If you spot errors or typos, we'd love to hear from you at editor@sciencealert.com

Our story

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ScienceAlert was born from a vision to give people access to trusted, well-balanced science news and reporting free of charge, no matter where they are in the world. Founded in 2006 by ex-Microsoft programmer Chris Cassella, our independently run news site has grown to over 15 million readers per month. In 2017, Fiona MacDonald, an award-winning science reporter, was named CEO.

Despite our continued growth and success, ScienceAlert continues to be a free and friendly news source for all readers. Why? We believe that science sparks the curiosity, action, and change needed for a better future… and, ultimately, a better world. 

Funding

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ScienceAlert is solely funded by display and native advertisements. We don’t run sponsored articles, nor are we affiliated with other companies or institutions.

If you see advertising on our site that you don't like or don't think is appropriate, please contact us at adreports@sciencealert.com.

Syndication

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If you’d like to license one of our articles or syndicate ScienceAlert content on a regular basis, please contact syndication@sciencealert.com.