Apparently, the science was too popular, so what do these fools do? Alienate their readers of course:
Starting today, PopularScience.com will no longer accept comments on new articles. Here’s why.
Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off.
The stupid, it burns like a magnesium flare.
The go on to quote some study as the reason, and blame climate change discussions:
A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. Scientific certainty is just another thing for two people to “debate” on television. And because comments sections tend to be a grotesque reflection of the media culture surrounding them, the cynical work of undermining bedrock scientific doctrine is now being done beneath our own stories, within a website devoted to championing science.
Read it all here: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-09/why-were-shutting-our-comments