Quick Facts

Quick Facts are concise summaries of newsworthy, science-related issues, designed to be easily scanned by journalists. Each page has been rigorously researched by SciLine staff and then reviewed by multiple independent experts, so journalists can insert selected facts into their stories with confidence.

What Quick Facts Offer Journalists

Quick Facts summarize the scientific evidence underlying complex topics in the news.

They are researched and written in-house, reviewed by multiple independent experts, and include resource lists for source-checking, primary attribution, and further reading.

Journalists are free to use or quote from Quick Facts in their stories, with or without crediting SciLine.

Quick Facts do not aim to support or oppose specific policy positions or proposals. Their aim is to clearly present and explain evidence.

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How Scientists Contribute to Quick Facts

SciLine staff research and write Quick Facts in-house, then turn to our database of experts to identify scientists with relevant expertise who might serve as reviewers.

Selected scientists offer comments and edits to ensure accuracy, completeness, clarity, and inclusion of relevant and up-to-date details.

SciLine also periodically invites experts to review existing Quick Facts and recommend updates based on new research or evolving scientific consensus.

SciLine takes full responsibility for all final content and does not share the names of Quick Facts  reviewers.