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As a trusted source for news about research, Truly Curious correspondents and editors are expected to be precise in their use of language everywhere.
While the complexity of some material in prestigious journals may defeat the best of efforts at fact-checking, most of our sources are of the best vintage: high-impact journals vetted by experts, and the researchers involved in the work being covered.
Correspondents are expected to do due diligence, which includes both general fact-checking and confirming quotes and technical details with the researchers and other experts interviewed. Thereafter, the editors check the material anew, albeit with less thoroughness because they are at one remove.
Truly Curious does not take partisan positions, except incidentally: when the science backs it (we accept the scientific arguments for climate change and vaccinations), but do usually not weigh in on untestable phenomena or those still in the realm of opinion. We focus on basic research of the experimental kind, usually done in academic settings with no conflicts of interest involved.
We do syndicate material that we do not personally fact-check, though those come from sites we have deemed to have high standards themselves, having acquitted themselves honorably in terms of quality. Examples include “The Conversation,” “Sapiens,” and “Knowable Magazine.”
Truly Curious often relies on humor to make the material more palatable to the curious non-expert. But other than when a reasonably educated reader can clearly see the writer is being facetious, even turns of phrase in headlines or in the copies are fact-checked for accuracy.
If any significant factual correction is made after publication, a note describing it will be added at the end of the article.