How A Lone Hacker Shredded the Myth of Crowdsourcing

Mark Harris
PUBLISHED BY: Backchannel ON February 9, 2015
AAAS Kavli Award

Mark Harris’s story, on a DARPA 2011 challenge, won a 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Harris is an investigative technology reporter based in Seattle. Meet Adam. He’s a mid-level engineer at a mid-level software company in a cookie-cutter California office park. He […]

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Editing the Mushroom

Stephen S. Hall
PUBLISHED BY: Scientific American ON March 1, 2016
AAAS Kavli Award

A powerful new gene-editing tool is sweeping agriculture. It could transform the debate over genetic modification.






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Attack of the Mutant Pupfish

Hillary Rosner
PUBLISHED BY: WIRED ON November 19, 2012
AAAS Kavli Award

WEST OF PAHRUMP, Nevada, in a corner of the Mojave Desert a couple thousand feet above Death Valley, a warm aquifer provides a home for one of the world’s rarest animals. …






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How the Fight Against Ebola Tested a Culture’s Traditions

Amy Maxmen
PUBLISHED BY: National Geographic ON January 30, 2015
NASW Science in Society Award

A great quarrel followed the death of a pregnant Guinean woman in June. …






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The Forgotten Continent

Jane Qiu
PUBLISHED BY: Nature News & Comment ON July 12, 2016
AAAS Kavli Award

On the outskirts of Beijing, a small limestone mountain named Dragon Bone Hill rises above the surrounding sprawl. …






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Storygram: Charles Piller’s “Failure to Report”

Charles Piller • March 21, 2017
PUBLISHED BY: STAT ON December 13, 2015
AAAS Kavli Award

Stanford University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and other prestigious medical research institutions have flagrantly violated a federal law requiring public reporting of study results, depriving patients and doctors of complete data to gauge the safety and benefits of treatments, a STAT investigation has found. …






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Storygram: Natalie Wolchover’s Vision of Future Physics

Natalie Wolchover • February 28, 2017
PUBLISHED BY: Quanta Magazine ON September 22, 2015
CASW Clark/Payne

Get Nima Arkani-Hamed going on the subject of the universe — not difficult — and he’ll talk for as many minutes or hours as it takes to transport you to the edge of human understanding …






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The Real Scandal: Science Denialism at Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Christie Aschwanden
PUBLISHED BY: The Last Word On Nothing ON February 8, 2012
NASW Science in Society Award

Is breast cancer threatening your life? This Susan G. Komen for the Cure® ad leaves no doubt about who’s to blame —you are. …






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Leaving the Sea: Staten Islanders Experiment with Managed Retreat

Elizabeth Rush
PUBLISHED BY: Urban Omnibus ON February 11, 2015
NASW Science in Society Award

In Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, an often-overlooked cranny of the city’s “forgotten borough,” the unthinkable is happening — seaside homes of longtime New Yorkers, sold to the State, are being razed to return the neighborhood to wetlands. …






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The Quantum Source of Space-Time

Ron Cowen
PUBLISHED BY: Nature News & Comment ON November 16, 2015
American Institute of Physics

Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time geometry.






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