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What is is the place to be for active science communication on the web, we cover most areas of scientific, technical, engineering, and medical topics in a timely and informative manner. Articles and information are researched and written by David Bradley Science Writer. The name comes from the generic term for the underlying scientific infrastructure, the researchers, laboratories and equipment, research results, and the scientific literature – the science base, in other words.

Who is for?

The site is aimed at everyone who has an interest in scientific, technical, engineering, and medical subjects including chemistry, physics, biomedical research and other natural and physical sciences. The site is written for the educated lay person with an interest but not necessarily training in any given field.

How long has been online?

The site evolved from the Elemental Discoveries webzine which has been in existence since 1996. I registered the domain in July 1999 (NB emerged only in 2012, cheeky b*st*rds). Personally, David Bradley has had a net presence for a long time (since January 23, 1989).

Who owns

David Bradley BSc CChem MRSC
David Bradley Science Writer (Partnership)
Cambridge, UK
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Where can I find the privacy policy?

Here is the Sciencebase privacy policy.

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Who supports financially?

Sciencebase receives some financial backing through a partnership with, which offers access to Free Science Magazines as well as other independent advertisers.

Has won any awards? and its associated sites have won several awards and commendations from the likes of Encyclodedia Britannica, BioMednet, The Guardian, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Scout Report.

What is Elemental Discoveries?

Elemental Discoveries is the old name for the webzine started in 1995 online and in print that evolved into the present site.

What is Imaging Storm?

Imaging Storm – Songs, Snaps & Science is the place for music (originals and cover songs), photos and a bit more science from David Bradley.

How do I become a Science Writer?

So you want to be a science writer…? There are many routes into the profession and some expert advice can be found at the ABSW, CASW, and NASW websites in their respective SYWTBASW documents.

Please Email me, if this FAQ doesn’t answer your question. You can view our privacy policy here and our disclaimer here. NB Sciencebase welcomes letters from readers, which, from a legal standpoint become the property of the site Owner (David Bradley Science Writer). Owner also reserves the right to reprint correspondence, whether received via email, as a post comment, fax, traditional means or other electronic or non-electronic means, in edited form. As such, any correspondence may be discussed on Sciencebase and associated sites, including but not limited to,,,, and Spinneret electronic magazine/blog on If you would prefer your name not to be used in such materials please conspicuously mark your correspondence at the top or in the subject line as OFF THE RECORD.

FAQ UPDATED: 2014-06-06:13:41:02 BST