About Science X

With a global reach of over 10 million monthly readers and featuring dedicated websites for hard sciences, technology, medical research and health news, the Science X network is one of the largest online communities for science-minded people. Science X publishes approximately 200 quality articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide.

Mission

The Science X staff mission statement is to provide thorough daily coverage of the full sweep of science, technology, and medicine news. Sci-tech readers will find coverage of relevant and interesting current events. We strive to bring our readers a large assortment of stories, catering to scientists, researchers, engineers, academia, tech geeks, students, and graduates alike. With a highly educated and sophisticated readership and target audience, Science X stories go beyond mere catchy jargon. We find out the who, the what, the where, the how, and the why of a story—and the why not. Our job is to find the interesting science and technology stories, uncover the details, and give our readers their daily dose of news at a single source.

History

Science X is wholly owned by Omicron Limited, headquartered in Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom. The website was founded in March 2004 by two PhD students motivated by the void in hard science news designed for informed and educated readers. The initial idea behind Science X was to cover physics, nanotechnology, and engineering news. While maintaining this focus, Science X has expanded its coverage to other relevant science and technology fields. Science X has thus filled the void and created a unique niche in science and technology daily news reporting. After its launch, the site immediately soared in popularity on the web. Today, Science X is an extensive sci-tech news portal for all major research disciplines.

Key Points

  • Science X offers the fastest news delivery to readers. We typically publish news 1-2 days before other news services.
  • All news stories are hand-processed and curated by qualified editors, obviating the problems of feed or bot aggregation. This ensures that high-quality, targeted sci-tech news stories are published on Science X.
  • The Science X editorial board operates in the public interest and is independent in relation to political, religious, economic, public and private special interests. Science X receives no funding from any third-party agency or organization, and is fully supported by advertising, which is distinctly marked. Science X is partially funded by reader voluntary donations in return for an ad-free experience.
  • Science X utilizes advanced programming technology to present news in clear and unambiguous classifications to create intuitive category and sub-category designations. Readers are able to identify news topics easily.
  • A personal Science X account opens up a host of useful features. Account holders can subscribe to our daily newsletter, track site activity, save favorite articles to bookmarks, set up their own homepage news filters, view new stories since their last visit, instant message other users, and more.
  • The unique 'Live-rank' feature was specifically developed by the Science X team to handle vast amounts of daily news. Live-rank combines artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that determine the popularity of a story among readers, editor ranking, time relevancy, and other factors. Live-rank shows the best up-to-the-minute stories because it combines two factors: Recency and reader appeal. In practice, AI Live-rank displays the most recent interesting stories in real time.

Editorial Process

Science X stories originate from diverse information sources:

  • Science X exclusive feature stories written by staff authors.
  • Editor-selected, licensed sci-tech news from all major news agencies.
  • Editor-selected news articles and press releases submitted by worldwide partnering universities and research and development centers.
  • Publications in highly ranked, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

At least two of our editors review every article independently to ensure nothing is overlooked. Editors check the format, the style and the content; fact-check the scientific content, ensure headline accuracy (to avoid clickbait, etc.), check the related reference publication, and actively proofread and edit the content to provide the best for our readers. Editors hand-pick the articles from the pool of incoming Science X authors, news agency stories and press releases, and decide if they cover important developments and meet our standards. Editors aim to correct errors and typos promptly.

Science X credibility and transparency is independently confirmed and highly ranked by various journalistic organizations such as NewsGuard, Media Bias/Fact Check, etc.

Science X Team

John Benson

John Benson – Editor-in-Chief

John joined Science X in 2006. His academic roots lie in bio-chemistry from the University College London (UCL). The UCL motto is, "Let all come who by merit deserve the most reward." Taking these words to heart, John has devoted over 25 years of his life to science consulting. John's guidance since joining Science X in 2006 is invaluable in creating reliable and trustworthy science and technology stories for Science X.

Andrew Zinin

Andrew Zinin – Managing Editor

Andrew has a life-long interest in scientific news. As a youth he contributed science and technology news to local school magazines. Andrew achieved a Master's degree in physics with post-graduate work as a research assistant for five years, conducting scientific research. Throughout his career he has never forgotten the thrill and excitement of capturing the dreams of a young child through scientific discovery. Andrew is an accurate editor whose earnest efforts and youthful zeal play a major part in the success of Science X.

Alexander Pol

Alexander Pol – Managing Editor

Alex holds a PhD in nano-engineering from Delft University of Technology, (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. He is an author and co-author of numerous scientific publications. Alex served as a reviewer for various peer-reviewed scientific journals before launching his career in scientific journalism. Science X values Alex's thoughtful and careful scientific insight in developing policy and creating standards for content.

Contributing authors

Lisa Zyga

Lisa Zyga

Lisa graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric in 2004. She subsequently completed a science writing internship at Fermilab, followed by a communications internship at Caterpillar. Since then, she has been writing in a freelance capacity for a variety of science, technology, and other publications. Lisa began writing for Science X in 2005, providing engaging and interesting editorials about scientific developments. Lisa‘s stimulating and accurate science and technology articles have made her very popular among Science X readers.

Stuart Mason Dambrot

Stuart Mason Dambrot

As a Consilientist, Mr. Dambrot analyzes deep-structure interconnections between multiple areas of knowledge and creativity, focus on the synthesis of a precise conceptual language that communicates the common neocortical foundations of human intellectual expression. As a Futurist, Mr. Dambrot identifies, monitors, and extrapolates convergent and emergent trends in a wide range of areas, including computing, communications, energy, neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, molecular electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and communications, and quantum neurobiology. Mr. Dambrot speaks and writes about a wide range of topics, many of which are covered in his blog Critical Thought. He has written for Science X, MedicalXpress.com, Nature, Science, Nature Biotechnology, New Scientist, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Electronics, Columbia University 21stC, Economist, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, EE Times, Photonics Spectra, ChemicalWeek. Mr. Dambrot holds a degree in Physiological Psychology.

John Hewitt

John Hewitt

John's background is physics and neuroscience. He worked in industry for many years in a variety electrical and mechanical engineering roles. He also ran CRE precision, a machine shop specializing in the design of biomedical instruments, for 10 years. He sold the business in 2012 to pursue the goal of full time science reading, and has been able to find gainful employment writing in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology, and general technology.

Bob Yirka

Bob Yirka

Bob Yirka has always been fascinated by science and has spent large portions his life with his nose buried in textbooks or magazines; he has Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management. He’s worked in a variety of positions in the telecommunications field ranging from help desk jockey to systems analyst to MIS manager. Recently, after nearly twenty years in the business, he’s decided to move to what he really loves doing and that is writing. In addition to writing for Science X, Bob has also sold several short-stories and has written three novels.

Nancy Owano

Nancy Owano

Nancy Owano has a Master of Science degree from Columbia University School of Journalism. She has written about new technologies for online sites including WiMAX Day, Quantum Networks, and The Linux Line. Before that, she was a correspondent in London for Chemical Marketing Reporter and India Abroad. She also worked as reporter and desk editor for the Daily Nation and Sunday Nation in Nairobi, Kenya. Nancy’s Monday-through-Sunday schedule for Science X has her on a daily roll of informative scientific and technology reports.

Laura Mgrdichian

Laura Mgrdichian

Laura is a physical sciences writer, covering physics, nanoscience, astronomy/astrophysics, and materials science for Science X. She began her career as a reporter covering local events on Long Island, New York and later worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She has been freelancing since 2005. She has B.S. degree in physics from Stony Brook University and currently lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Laura's association with Science X began in 2006. Believing wholeheartedly that ‘the devil is in the detail’, Laura creates accurate and thought-provoking science articles.

John Messina

John Messina

After a 35-year professional career in the telecommunications industry, John's second-life career began in 2006. He has flourished as a freelance writer for various websites. John's passion is researching and writing electronic technology and science stories. He graduated from RCA Institutes in 1970 with an Associate Degree in electronic technology. John knows his stuff and readers appreciate his practical insights.

Lin Edwards

Lin Edwards

Lin has a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma in Freelance Journalism from the Australian College of Journalism. After many years as a technical writer, writing mainly in fields such as chemistry, electronics, heavy engineering, RFID, robotics, and lasers, Lin decided to return to university and has just completed a BA in Literature and Composition. She has also been working as a freelance writer and academic editor, and while she enjoys writing on many topics, science and technology are her first love. Lin began writing for Science X in 2009.

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit

Miranda has a M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University and is a life-long lover of science who now enjoys writing about it. A technology columnist for her local newspaper, Miranda has also had her work published in a range of print and online publications including Discover magazine. Miranda joined Science X in 2005. Her passion for science and technology shows through in her writing, making her contributions lively and incisive.

Ted Goodman

Ted Goodman

Ted Goodman is a versatile writer, who covers many subjects from symphony orchestras to tournament bridge. Somehow, soon after graduate school, he landed a free-lance job with the National Institutes of Health, editing medical research papers and re-creating their texts to publish for lay audiences. That was a tough way to get his feet wet, but the experience led him to similar assignments in other government offices. "So many folks are afraid of science and new technologies; I like to bring that knowledge home to them so that they can love it like I do." Though Ted's degrees from George Washington University (Washington, DC) are in speech and hearing science, his own research stopped after graduate school. He has spent his career either teaching or writing (or playing bridge!).

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