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The Smoke Comes Every Year. Sugar Companies Say the Air Is Safe.

Lulu Ramadan, Ash Ngu, Maya Miller
PUBLISHED BY: ProPublica, The Palm Beach Post ON July 8, 2021
AAAS Kavli Award KSJ Victor K. McElheny Award

This feature is the central story of Black Snow, a series by ProPublica and The Palm Beach Post investigating the health impacts – and government failures – of burning sugar cane among poor communities in Florida. Lulu Ramadan (formerly at […]

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A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air

Mariano Zafra, Javier Salas
PUBLISHED BY: El País ON October 24, 2020
AAAS Kavli Award

This visual story, published by the Spanish-language newspaper El País, provides an overview of COVID-19 risk in indoor spaces and how different safety measures may help, based on an estimation tool developed by atmospheric chemist José Luis Jiménez. Co-authors Mariano […]

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Started Out as a Fish. How Did It End Up Like This?

Sabrina Imbler
PUBLISHED BY: The New York Times ON April 29, 2022
CASW Clark/Payne

This story, which drew attention across social media for its catchy headline and meme-worthy subject, was one of four articles that led Sabrina Imbler to win CASW’s Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for young science journalists in 2022. Imbler wrote the […]

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What Happened to the Poster Children of OxyContin?

John Fauber and Ellen Gabler
PUBLISHED BY: Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today ON May 17, 2019
CASW Cohn Prize

Driving home from a hunting trip in 2008, Johnny Sullivan called his wife to say he was having trouble staying awake. …

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Who Was That?

Eva Wolfangel
PUBLISHED BY: Die Zeit ON June 1, 2017
European Science Writer of the Year

Whenever you make a bank transfer via the Internet, you leave unique tracks. Using such biometric footprints, a discreet company identifies millions of users on behalf of banks. The users don’t know anything about it.

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Storygram: Ed Yong’s “North Atlantic Right Whales Are Dying in Horrific Ways”

Ed Yong • October 8, 2019
PUBLISHED BY: The Atlantic ON June 27, 2019
Showcase Selection

Six individuals—more than 1 percent of the population—were found dead just this month, the latest entries in a troubling pattern.

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Meet the ‘Rented White Coats’ Who Defend Toxic Chemicals

David Heath
PUBLISHED BY: The Center for Public Integrity ON February 8, 2016
NASW Science in Society Award

The series “Science for Sale,” which offers a rare glimpse into a world where corporate interests dictate their own science, won NASW’s Science in Society Award in 2017. Although the series includes a number of stories, the one re-published below […]

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Earth’s Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life—and Rare in Our Galaxy

Shannon Hall
PUBLISHED BY: Scientific American ON July 20, 2017
American Geophysical Union

Our planet is in constant flux. Tectonic plates—the large slabs of rock that divide Earth’s crust so that it looks like a cracked eggshell—jostle about in fits and starts that continuously reshape our planet—and possibly foster life. …

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Storygram: Antonio Regalado’s “Exclusive: Chinese Scientists Are Creating CRISPR Babies”

Antonio Regalado • June 25, 2019
PUBLISHED BY: MIT Technology Review ON November 25, 2018
Not Applicable

When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas from scientists not to make a baby using the technology, at least for the present. …

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Storygram: Marilynn Marchione’s “Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies”

Marilynn Marchione • June 25, 2019
PUBLISHED BY: Associated Press ON November 26, 2018
Not Applicable

HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. …

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