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Type of site
Science News
Available in English
Owner Omicron Technology Limited
Created by Staff writers
Alexa rank 4,341 (April 2015)[1]
Registration Optional
Launched March 26, 2004; 13 years ago (2004-03-26)
Current status Online is a science, research and technology news website specializing in the hard science subjects of physics, space and earth science, biology, chemistry, electronics, nanotechnology and technology in general. It is known[according to whom?] for timely updates of scientific breakthroughs and press releases from major research labs and universities across the world.[citation needed] The site also publishes daily reports,[2] blogs and exclusive comprehensive articles[3] on new peer reviewed scientific papers.[citation needed] also runs the websites MedicalxPress and TechXplore, which feature medical and technological news stories, respectively.


The site was founded in March 2004, by two Ph.D. students who wanted a science news service for informed and educated readers.[citation needed] In 2005 it was purchased by, and as of 2008 is the registered property of, Omicron Technology Limited, Douglas, Isle Of Man.[4]

It has a full-time staff of 16, including 11 contributing authors. Its editor-in-chief is John Benson (UK) and managing editors are Andrew Zinin and Alexander Pol.[5][6]

In 2008, it published 75-100 news stories per day and hosted about 100,000 daily readers. It had 25,000 registered members.[6]

In April 2012, (formerly known as) moved to its current domain,

In 2015, Quantcast listed it as a top 851 site with 2,6M U.S. people visiting per month and this being 62% of all visitors.[7]'s global audience is 4.3M per month. It said the site is popular among a more educated, older, male audience.[7] Trends Updates named amongst the Top 25 Technology Blogs for 2008.[8]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  2. ^'s Reports Accessed January 2012
  3. ^'s Features Accessed January 2012
  4. ^ "Whois Record for". Accessed July 2008 
  5. ^ "About". help/about-us. Physorg. 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "At Science News Website, Users Determine Site Organization". Nanotechnology Now. 7th Wave, Inc. July 19, 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Quantcast review of website at March 2015. Accessed March 2015.
  8. ^ Trends Updates Top 25 Technology Blogs for 2008 Accessed January 2009.

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