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 (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 for timely updates of scientific breakthroughs and press releases from major research labs and universities across the world. The site also publishes daily reports,[2] blogs and exclusive comprehensive articles[3] on new peer reviewed scientific papers. 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. 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. 1 2 "At Science News Website, Users Determine Site Organization". Nanotechnology Now. 7th Wave, Inc. July 19, 2008. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
  7. 1 2 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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