Home > The Loom
A Blog About Life, Past and Future

Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2004 Science Journalism Award

Scientific American Science and Technology Awards 2005

About this Author
Carl Zimmer Carl Zimmer is the author of several popular science books and writes frequently for the New York Times, as well as for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, Popular Science, and Discover, where he is a contributing editor. Carl's books include Soul Made Flesh,, Parasite Rex and Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea. His latest book is Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins. Please send newsworthy items or feedback to blog-at-carlzimmer.com.
The Latest on Human Evolution!
Smithsonian%20small.jpg Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins
More on the book...

Test calendar
Recent Newspaper & Magazine Articles
."Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don' t "
The New York Times, December 13, 2005

."A Pair of Wings Took Evolving Insects on a Nonstop Flight to Domination "

The New York Times, November 29, 2005

."From the Mouths of Lizards Spew Clues to the Origin of Snake Venom "
The New York Times, November 22, 2005

."In Give and Take of Evolution, a Surprising Contribution From Islands"
The New York Times, November 22, 2005

."Down For the Count "
The New York Times, November 8, 2005

."The Neurobiology of the Self "
Scientific American, November 2005

."Can Chimps Talk? "
Forbes.com, October 24, 2005

."DNA Studies Suggest Emperor Is Most Ancient of Penguins "
The New York Times, October 11, 2005

."The History of Chromosomes May Shape the Future of Diseases "
The New York Times, August 30, 2005

."Building a Virtual Microbe, Gene by Gene by Gene "
The New York Times, August 16, 2005


Soul Made Flesh
A 2004 New York Times Notable Book of the Year

evocover.jpg Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (2001)

prexcover.jpg Parasite Rex (2000)

watercover.jpg At the Water's Edge (1998)

"...among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters, heaved the colossal orbs. He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad."
--Moby Dick


By submitting a comment, you grant Carl Zimmer permission to quote or republish this comment without restriction, notification, or compensation. Also, you acknowledge that you alone are fully responsible for (and bear full legal liability for) the content of this comment – including inaccuracies or potentially libelous statements. You certify that in this comment you have disclosed no proprietary or confidential information. This agreement applies even if you choose to post anonymously or supply false or incomplete identification.

Spirited debate is welcome, but comments that are spam, off-topic, seriously offensive, or otherwise inappropriate will be removed at my discretion. Comments may take up to a day to be posted, due to filtering, although usually they will be posted immediately. I do not fact-check, spell-check, or otherwise verify or correct comments.

Starting Points and Old Favorites
Eyes, Part One: Opening Up the Russian Doll

Eyes, Part Two: Fleas, Fish, and the Careful Art of Deconstruction

Florida, Where The Living Is Contradictory

The Chromosome Shuffle

Of Stem Cells and Neanderthals

Taking the Plunge

Your Loss is Your Gain

Divine Worms

Recent Trackbacks
› Chaotic Utopia:
Weird weather and bifurcations

› Watermark:
CUTE! Cats

› Critical Biomass:

› MonkeyFilter:
Cat Family Tree

› Pharyngula:
It's good to know…

› 無修正動画の楽しみ方:
無修正 画像の楽しみ方

Subscribe with Bloglines

Creative Commons License
In the Pipeline: Don't miss Derek Lowe's excellent commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry in general at In the Pipeline

The Loom
November 18, 2004
An Award (And An Apology)Email This EntryPrint This Entry
Posted by Carl Zimmer

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.)

Category: Evolution

Hylton Jolliffe on November 18, 2004 03:19 PM writes...

Huge congrats and richly deserved!

Permalink to Comment
Sean on November 18, 2004 06:10 PM writes...

Congratulations, Carl. Keep it up, we need all the great science writing we can get.

Permalink to Comment
Carl Buell on November 18, 2004 06:16 PM writes...

Congratulations to Charlotte and Veronica's daddy...but many of us have known for years just how fine a writer you are. When did you say that next book is coming out?

Permalink to Comment
Dan on November 19, 2004 04:49 PM writes...

Your site has become one of those lame sites where all you do is list who else linked to you and what awards you've won....

Permalink to Comment
Walter on November 21, 2004 11:47 PM writes...

Congrats on the award. Well deserved! I hope more people get informed by reading your stuff.

Permalink to Comment

TrackBack URL: http://www.corante.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/6975
Journalism Happens from Copyfight
Even on weblogs (gasp!). Congratulations to Carl Zimmer for winning an American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2004 Science Journalism Award for his excellent Corante weblog, The Loom.... [Read More]

Tracked on November 18, 2004 04:50 PM

Carl Zimmer has just won an AAAS Science Journalism Award: Carl Zimmer's three-part series appeared on Corante.com, a leading news and business intelligence service on technology and science. "Hamilton's Fall," "Why The Cou... [Read More]

Tracked on November 18, 2004 05:05 PM

Una entrada cortita, discretita, que podra quedarse en un enlace ms del RSS Scan de hoy (han visto los tres nuevos enlaces puestos esta maana?) pero como la ciencia me toca de cerca y le debo el sustento durante mis... [Read More]

Tracked on November 20, 2004 09:35 AM





Remember personal info?

Email this entry to:

Your email address:

Message (optional):