Story 2014-04-04 3HE Where to find credible, interesting science and tech stories to submit?

Where to find credible, interesting science and tech stories to submit?

in ask on (#3HE)
Ok, here's my dilemma: I do not use Linux (Gamer and moterhead, with a decent understanding of science and tech...but nobody would mistake me for technician) so I would not recognize a good story from bad there. However, I do understand Windows and the hardware side reasonably well.

I am well read, and understand the basics of most of the scientific topics. Where do you guys recommend (outside of, etc.) for good, topical, well written and interesting articles? I would like to find some reputable sources to post, preferably without all the hype that tends to surround the more common sites.

I would like to contribute more, but outside of gaming, I am concerned I might link to something incredibly stupid without recognizing it. I want to find interesting things for you to read, not drivel.

I doubt you want to hear about my adventures in a heavily modded Skyrim.....
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A few (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-04-04 18:33 (#ZH)

Nature -

Hacker News -

Mke -

RSS and Atom feeds (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-04-04 23:52 (#ZP)

Most news sites have a RSS or Atom feed. Subscribe to them with your favorite feed reader, or even a feed page, like the one offered here, so that you can get an overview of many different sites all at once. If you see something interesting, submit it; even if it's just a link. There is a voting mechanism in the pipe to help filter out the bland stuff and promote the good stuff.

Stand Back, I'm Going to Try ... (Score: 2)

by on 2014-04-05 20:36 (#ZS)

newsgroups (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-04-06 15:47 (#ZT)

The Usenet newsgroup comp.misc has lots of good articles.

Somewhat offtopic (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-07 01:58 (#ZX)

Back when I used to submit articles to the green site, I noticed that my highest acceptance rate came from non-IT science stories from places like I think anyone who camped out on and submitted anything that sounded remotely interesting to nonspecialists, would probably get a ton of bylines there, especially if they posted it using the primary publication URLs instead of

Of course, the editors there love stories about copyright/fair use, patent, and surveillance/privacy lawsuits and faceoffs (particularly having to do with the NSA and Snowden), which are very dependable in generating lots of comments - even though it seems to be mostly the same set of comments repeated every time - and modded up or down on cue. That's one of the thing that eventually turned me off about Slashdot, much more than the beta stuff. There was a herd mentality that was reflected in the moderation, big time.

Thanks (Score: 4, Informative)

by on 2014-04-07 09:50 (#106)

First of all: thanks for the sentiment! I appreciate it :)

My approach: if I come across a story that I want to submit, I would spend a few minutes following sources and Googling it to find an English site that carries an interesting (i.e. more than headline+1 paragraph), non-hyperbole version of the story.

And, finally: for me, you don't need to try and adjust to the group. Submit the things you come across that you would like to see here. The rest here will probably like them too - after all, shared interests got us here in the first place.