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New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”
The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.
New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”
New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”

The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.

The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.

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Q&A: A Randomized Approach to Awarding Grants
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 25, 2022 | 6 min read
Denmark’s Novo Nordisk Foundation says it hopes that adding a randomization step to its award process will reduce implicit biases in selection and lead to funding more innovative, impactful research.
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Mechanisms of Chili’s Heat, Menthol’s Cool Garner Nobel
Chloe Tenn | Oct 4, 2021 | 4 min read
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the ion channels involved in perceiving heat, cold, pain, and touch.
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Opinion: We Should Ditch Awards in Science
Bill Sullivan | Jul 8, 2021 | 3 min read
Conducting research to elucidate nature’s mysteries is reward enough.
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From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
Asher Jones | Feb 26, 2021 | 10+ min read
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
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Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
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Lasker Awards Recognize Work on Histones, Anesthesia, RNA
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2018 | 2 min read
This year’s winners are C. David Allis, Michael Grunstein, John Glen, and Joan Steitz.
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018 | 2 min read
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017 | 2 min read
Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.
Prizes Bigger than the Nobel
Shawna Williams | Oct 5, 2017 | 3 min read
The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017 | 2 min read
Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017 | 2 min read
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Breakthrough Prizes for Life Scientists
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2016 | 2 min read
Awards of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work on autophagy, DNA-damage response, Wnt signaling, and more.
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016 | 2 min read
Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2016 | 2 min read
Discoveries involving a key cellular oxygen-sensing pathway and hepatitis C virus replication are among those recognized with awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
The History of Optogenetics Revised
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2016 | 2 min read
Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Catherine Offord | Mar 3, 2016 | 2 min read
Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2015 | 1 min read
Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2015 | 2 min read
Technician’s death in Patrick Harran’s lab prompted the American Association for the Advancement of Science to yank Harran’s title as a fellow.
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Karen Zusi | Sep 21, 2015 | 2 min read
This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.
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