Phys.org is a science, research and technology news aggregator where much of the content is republished directly from press releases and news agencies-in a practice known as churnalism. It also produces some science journalism. It shares many similarities with ScienceDaily and EurekAlert! in the sense that all of them practice heavy churnalism. [footnote 1]
Type of site
In April 2011 Phys.org started the site Medical Xpress for its content about medicine and health.
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- EurekaAlert! though self-describes itself as hosting press releases.