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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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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.