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Congratulations to the winners of the ScienceSeeker Awards!

ScienceSeeker Awards have been announced earlier today. If you are not sure what this is, ScienceSeeker is the main portal for collecting, connecting and filtering science writing online, especially on science blogs (Note: it is a project of ScienceOnline of which I am one of the co-founders and co-chairmen). It is also the main tool that The Library Of Congress is using in decision-making for preserving all science blogs. The Awards contest was announced back in March (also see update) and the judges Fraser Cain, Maggie Koerth-Baker, and Maryn McKenna have made their final decisions this morning. Several posts by the Scientific American Blog Network bloggers (as well as several posts from our sister networks Scilogs and Scitable blogs) have won or were named finalists in various categories. Hannah Waters of Culturing Science won in the Biology category, with the post: The Narcissism of De-Extinction Hannah was also a finalist in the Best science art post category with Photos of Starfish Up Close: What Are You Looking At? she wrote for the Smithsonian. Finalists in various other categories: Jennifer Frazer was a finalist in the Biology category with Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know. Melanie Tannenbaum was a finalist in the Best psychology or neuroscience post category with Will changing your Facebook profile picture do anything for marriage equality? Scicurious was a finalist in the Best life-in-science post category, with Does Neuroscience need a Newton? Danielle Lee was a finalist in the Best life-in-science post category with A Dream Deferred: How access to STEM is denied to many students before they get in the door good Christie Wilcox was a finalist in the Best life-in-science post category with Playing in Tide Pools | Scientist in vivo and a finalist in the Biology category with Gingrey is a bad doctor, says science Julie Hecht, now at Dog Spies was a finalist in the Best post about peer-reviewed research category with her post on the old blog - Dogs and Cats in the Home: Happiness for all?. Overall winner for the Best Post Of The Year is Virginia Hughes, then at Last Word On Nothing group blog, for Re-Awakenings. The portal, as well as the Awards, have been supported by a generous grant by National Association of Science Writers. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

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