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Science News [Kindle Edition]

by Society for Science & the Public
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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Science News offers readers bold, contemporary, award-winning editorial content and detailed imagery. Concise, current and comprehensive, the magazine provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of science and technology.

Science News is edited for an educated readership of professionals, scientists and other science enthusiasts. Written by a staff of experienced science journalists, it treats science as news, reporting accurately and placing findings in perspective. Science News readers find valuable coverage of their own fields of interest as well as related disciplines and cross-disciplinary investigations.

Kindle Magazines are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you're not wirelessly connected.This magazine does not necessarily reflect the full print content of the publication.

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  • Publisher: Society for Science & the Public (September 30, 2015)
  • Issues: 25 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GAN58K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition April 20, 2010
Science News has done an extraordinary job with it's Kindle edition. All the content is there and terrifically easy to navigate. Pictures and graphics are not only present, but a click enlarges them for full-screen viewing! I've been on pins and needles for Science News Kindle Edition. Now that it's here, it far exceeds my expectations!
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159 of 164 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 17, 2010
By M. Fox
Science News makes a wonderful addition to the Kindle magazine offerings because:
1. There are few science offerings, especially hard science.
2. Science News makes a good text read. So many magazines are exposed as having little useful content when put in Kindle formatting. Not so Science News. Other such rich content magazines include The New Yorker, The Economist, Foreign Affairs and The Times Literary Supplement.
3. The conversion of this magazine is very well done with and excellent Table of Contents and many graphics.

Highly recommended.
I am using a Kindle DX
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agree with other accolades August 14, 2010
I always liked Science News, with minimal ads, and always a good round-up of science articles. With the Kindle, I tried to find some good magazines to subscribe to.

Science News is one magazine doing things right -- reasonable pricing, with images, delivered on time. The Kindle and the publishing industry needs more of these.

Perhaps one thing that Science News has going for it is length -- typically less than 32 pages. Without a lot of fluff, and little to no ads, it's possible to cram a lot of good material in a small space.

Edit: I've added a picture of a sample page.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fact-Filled Exciting Articles October 25, 2010
I am, by no means, a science expert. That being said, I understand the basics. I'm a science fiction fanatic. I love watching the few Science shows that explain the solar system, our planet, and all of life on Earth more than your average person. I enjoy reading Scientific American, but some of their articles bore me. This one was awwweeesome.

I tried the demo for Kindle and didn't really expect much from it. They have articles on dark matter broken down in detail with all of the most current facts. They have up to date information on the Genome Project.. and then random fun articles about Xrays and the unexpected places you'll find them. The writers aren't scientifically bland. They have personality and it shines through in the writing. There are a ton of quality articles jammed into this wonderful magazine.

I will not be canceling this demo.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content, rendered wonderfully for the Kindle September 13, 2010
Science News is a first rate source of news I look forward to every week. I was not familiar with the print version, and subscribed to the Kindle edition hoping it would complement my subscription to Scientific American. I wasn't at all disappointed with my decision. The publisher does an *excellent* job formatting each issue for the Kindle. Pictures, diagrams -- they're all there. A pleasant surprise, since it seems that digital editions seem to be done as afterthoughts by most other publishers. I couldn't be more pleased with my subscription.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
EDIT 21 Jan 2013: The entire magazine is available for online viewing to anyone with a net connection at "science news dot org."

EDIT 18 Nov 2012:
The black and white Kindle version is really a horrible way to read this publication. Color images of a decent size and resolution are important for proper viewing of some scientific graphics, which become nonsensical without color. Kindle Fire may be a decent option, but I haven't tried it.


Science News is put out by the Society for Science & the Public. As far as the nature of Science News, it is a good quality way to keep up with updates in various fields, but it does not go into tremendous depth, and the articles are not written by scientists. Scientific American has articles written by scientists through more than half the magazine, each article can be 6-8 pages long, and may be more in depth than many would like. Though I personally like reading articles written by the actual scientists, Scientific American has undergone many changes, causing the quality to fluctuate in unpleasant ways. For this reason, I would suggest that Science News is better for the layman that wants to just keep a light touch on various scientific fields, and perhaps even for the scientist that wants to keep just as light a touch on fields not their own. Though the short articles are not written by scientists, the writers get information from scientists and many science journals.

The publication is issued every two weeks now, rather than the former weekly rate it had for many years.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the layman scientist. February 1, 2011
I have read many different "Science" magazines that ranged from super intense mathematical and technical, to super silly even for sixth graders. This magazine is both enjoyable to read, and is informatative without making me feel stupid. I enjoy the entire magazine, not just certain sections as with most others. The publisher cover a wide range of scientific subjects in an informative manner without being superficial. I highly recommend this magazine to anyone even curious about the different disiplines in the scientific community. Great for everyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
Easy to understand and chock full of information
Published 1 month ago by Slconfidential
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always the best and most recent science news!!
Published 1 month ago by Jose Escalante
5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!
A wonderful magazine, chock full of interesting, up to date science stories/news that appeals to both the layman and the science enthusiast. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gary Timothy
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was an okay read, but I wished for more variety as to scientific findings which affect our world.
Published 2 months ago by Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Science Magazine
A nice concise way to keep up with developments in science. This is one of the monthly "must-reads" that I have. Read more
Published 3 months ago by GWT
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent and informative content. I enjoyed reading all of the articles and I really love my Kindle version!
Published 4 months ago by Nicole Papin
4.0 out of 5 stars worth it
Easy read and able to learn while traveling
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great magazine with great detailed articles. Wish it was easier to navigate.
Published 4 months ago by Austyn Farr
5.0 out of 5 stars ... wide range of topics authored by writers who were easy to...
The issue of Science News I purchased boasted a wide range of topics authored by writers who were easy to understand. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dan W. Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of science
Excellent review of science. I can't help but read it cover-to-cover to get some of the latest science in all genres. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Raymond
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