Over time I've gotten increasingly frustrated with the generally woeful quality of science news and the resulting disconnect between the average citizen and the gestalt of scientific understandanding and progress. Science Rumors is an attempt at changing that.
This site will offer methods to find out what study, if any, a news article on a scientific topic is referring to. Users will be able to collaboratively update each others' knowledge of what a particular study claims or doesn't and how much reliability a layperson might ascribe to it. Proper application of the scientific method, peer review, and public availability of methods and results will all weight ratings heavily.
— Tim Howe
If you are interested in tracking the progress of the project you can view the development documentation. You can also see what the app looks like so far, although it's very much in flux and the database is liable to be wiped at any time.
Stay in touch
Follow the project's Twitter feed: @ScienceRumors.