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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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An Award-Winning Year for Science
23 December 2010 12:00 pm
2010 was a banner year for science news and also a good one for Science's news department. This year, our reporting team garnered six awards for stories published in the magazine or online. You can read more about these honors below, and if you want to check out the full stories, we've made them all free with registration. Thanks for your readership—and happy holidays from the news staff at Science.
Are Himalayan glaciers beating a rapid retreat in the face of global warming? Science's South Asia correspondent Pallava Bagla investigates in this story, which won the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from the American Geophysical Union.
Science news writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel profiles two social scientists, who report that obesity, smoking, and other behaviors "spread" in social networks. The story was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing 2010.
In July, Science's Paris-based contributing correspondent Martin Enserink traveled to the European Science Open Forum in Turin, Italy, to write this mouthwatering story about Italian food scientists. The editors of The Euroscientist named it the best story of the meeting.
Every year, 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelters, and millions more are shot and poisoned around the globe. Science's Online News Editor David Grimm follows the quest for a more humane alternative in this story, which won the Ann Cottrell Free animal reporting award from the National Press Club.
Science news writer Erik Stokstad profiles Nobel Peace Prize-winner Norman Borlaug, who developed resistant varieties of wheat that protected the world against stem rust for decades. The story was selected for inclusion in The Best American Science Writing 2010.
"Scientists are greeting with surprise and dismay a project to use DNA and isotope analysis of tissue from asylum seekers to evaluate their nationality and help decide who can enter the United Kingdom." So begins a story by Science's Europe News Editor John Travis, which won the Association of British Science Writers' award for best news story of the year.