Amateur media (mostly) gets the science right

Via Boing Boing, this interesting story: Nature, the science journal, compared factual inaccuracies in the science entries from Wikipedia with the same entries in the online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Wikipedia is a collaboratively produced online encyclopedia anyone can edit.

Given the recent uproar over the reliability of Wikipedia (read the Nature article), the results, at least when it comes to science, are heartening.