Award Winners

2006

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"Building a Better Banana" - October 2005

Smithsonian Magazine

 

Millions depend on the banana to stay alive. With diseases threatening many banana varieties, scientists are searching for new hybrids. In a lively account, Canine described the research effort and the ingenious methods being used to breed a better banana. “This was such an evocative piece that I had to go home and eat a banana,” said Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press. “This article had everything you look for—depth, detail, significance and science. Truly an enjoyable read.”

Canine said he hopes his story brought "wider attention to the pressing scientific...Read more

2005

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"The Climate of Man" - 25 Apr. 2005; 2 May 2005 ; 9 May 2005 - Elizabeth Kolbert

"The Bell Curve" - 6 Dec. 2004 - Atul Gawande

The New Yorker

 

A doctor’s use of science and skill may be the easiet part of patient care, Gawande wrote in his winning piece. But the best outcomes can depend on other, more nebulous factors “like aggressiveness and consistency and ingenuity.”

“Gawande’s article described how doctors respond to the sometimes painful product of good scientific analysis,” said Neil Munro of the National Journal, who served as a judge.

"I think there is an enormous amount to be learned from close, detailed observation of cases,"  said Gawande, who is a practicing surgeon as well...Read more

2004

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"The Unseen Genome: Gems among the Junk" - November 2003

Scientific American

2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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"AIDS: The Agony of Africa" (series) - 30 Nov, and 7, 21 Dec. 1999

The Village Voice

1999

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"Touched by Nature" - 27 July 1998

"A Fresh Jolt for Fusion" - 28 Sept. 1998

"Rediscovering America" - 12 Oct. 1998

U.S. News & World Report

1998

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"How Genetics is Changing Our Lives" - 30 Sept.- 30 Dec. 1997

The Village Voice

1997

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1996

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1995

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"Invasion of the Nature Snatchers" - 13 Nov. 1994

The New York Times Magazine

1994

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1993

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