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The Artful Amoeba

Unexpected Award Phone Call: A Good Way to Start Your Day


Yesterday morning as I was tucking into my first cup of tea, I received the startling news that I’ve won the American Meteorological Society’s Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences. Dr. Marshall Shepherd, president of the AMS, called to inform me of the news. I was especially shocked since I [...]

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The Artful Amoeba

Thank You, Domain Archaea …


… and thank you to the late, great Carl Woese, for my post about both — Archaea Are More Wonderful Than You Know — was a finalist in the Best Biology Post category in this year’s ScienceSeeker Blog Awards. If you are interested in learning more about Woese and Archaea, I encourage you to listen [...]

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10 Scientists among 2011 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Winners

Twenty-two individuals will soon each be a half-million dollars richer, having won this year’s so-called genius grants. The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2011 fellows September 20, a mix of scientists, artists, musicians and others selected “for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future,” according to a prepared statement from the [...]

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Scientific American Graphics Win 2 Medals at Malofiej


The 22nd annual Malofiej International Infographics Summit (hosted in Pamplona, Spain by the Spanish chapter of the Society for News Design) concluded today with award announcements. I’m thrilled to report that Scientific American won a silver medal in the online category for Jan Willem Tulp’s flavor connection interactive, and a bronze medal in the print [...]

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