Sciworthy is a science website that trusts its readers to make up their own minds about science. To meet you halfway, we do our absolute best to provide you with accurate content, written with as little ideological bias as possible. The writer remains an objective bystander who explains the content of peer-reviewed papers.
Peer-reviewed papers can be inaccessible for most people. Scientific papers are often written poorly, with a lot of technical jargon, and unless they are open access (an increasing trend in scientific publishing) they are usually behind an expensive paywall. We don’t think people should have to pay 50 bucks a pop to learn about science, or be enrolled at or employed by a university. Science benefits everyone and you have a right to know about it.
Sciworthy has been summarizing scientific papers for non-scientists since 2013. For a long time we have wanted to find a way to more directly engage readers, but comments sections and social media pages can easily break down into chaos. We want the conversation to be healthy, without trolls or advertisers gumming up the works. Our Locals community is a perfect way to engage serious readers who really want to understand and participate in science. We want people to be comfortable expressing doubts, excitement, and questions.
Please respect the following community guidelines to maintain an enjoyable environment:
- Keep conversation respectful, without personal attacks
- Don’t blow up other members’ feeds. If someone isn’t responding to you, let it be
- No pornography
- Keep out behavior that could be seen as trolling/spamming
- Relax, be yourself, and enjoy