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Science News wins awards

11:08AM, April 11, 2014

Science News continues to be recognized for its excellence in science journalism. Hard on the heels of having won FOLIO Magazine’s 2013 Eddie award for Best Single Article, Science News swept the awards of the DC Science Writers Association’s Newsbrief competition.

With more than 60 entries in the competition, Science News took first place and both honorable mentions. Staff writer Meghan Rosen won the competition for her news piece “Paralyzed rats relearn to pee.” Honorable mentions went to molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey and physics writer Andrew Grant for their news articles “Mole sniffs the world in stereo” and “Single electron caught in action,” respectively.

In addition, ScienceNews.org was chosen as one of 10 Official Honorees in the Science category of the 18th Annual Webby Awards. From Webby: “With 12,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 20 percent of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.”

In addition to the honors, Science News has begun syndication agreements with the Washington Post and Business Insider, allowing the magazine’s reporting to reach many more readers.

Each of those publications publishes one or a few Science News articles every month. For instance, Business Insider recently published Rosen’s article “Neandertal legacy written in Europeans’ fat metabolism” and the Washington Post published behavioral sciences writer Bruce Bower’s “Chimps catch people’s yawns in sign of flexible empathy.”

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