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Our mission is to give knowledge-seekers welcoming and transparent explanations of the scientific method in action.
What We Do
We are powered by the motivation and passion of volunteers, and supported by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Blue Marble Space.
We simply tell you about what the scientists did, how they did it, and the results they got. We always link to the original source at the bottom of every article. Our writers are scientists, professionals, and graduate students who are experienced in the subjects they write about.
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