Popular Science pulls the plug on comments


Popular Science online content director Suzanne LaBarre explains why:

“Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off. ….Because comments sections tend to be a grotesque reflection of the media culture surrounding them, the cynical work of undermining bedrock scientific doctrine is now being done beneath our own stories, within a website devoted to championing science.”

* Why Popular Science is closing its comments section (popsci.com)