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Congratulations to Carl Zimmer


NCSE congratulates Carl Zimmer for winning the 2007 Communications Award for his science journalism in the newspapers/magazines/internet category from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. A press release issued on October 1, 2007 praised "his diverse and consistently interesting coverage of evolution and unexpected biology," citing in particular:

"Highly Evolved and Exquisitely Thirsty," "Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy," "This Can't be Love," and "Devious Butterflies, Full-Throated Frogs, and Other Liars," published in the New York Times; "A Fin is a Limb is a Wing," published in National Geographic; and The Loom, a science blog hosted by Seed Magazine.
Zimmer, along with the winners in the book and television/radio categories, will be honored during a ceremony on November 14, 2007, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California; the award brings with it a $20,000 prize. Zimmer is the author of a number of popular books about biology, including Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (Harper Perennial, 2006), the companion volume to PBS's Evolution series; he also received NCSE's Friend of Darwin award for 2005.