An Award (And An Apology)

A little more horn-tooting: The Loom has just been named a winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2004 Science Journalism Award. The judges considered three pieces: Hamilton’s Fall, Why the Cousins Are Gone, and My Darwinian Daughters. Here’s the press release. Thanks to the judges–it’s gratifying to see that it’s possible for a little blog to swim with the big online sharks.

On the other hand, the news is a bit embarrassing, coming as it does while I’ve left the Loom woefully neglected over the past couple weeks. I’ve been working on a lot of articles, such as a piece for Science about the new hypothesis that our ancestors evolved to run. (Here’s a shorter version; the full version will go online later today.)