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Winners of the 2009 AAAS Kavli science journalism awards
Date:11/10/2009

s and rivers beneath the ice. He wrote that scientists think that "lakes under the ice might act like giant slippery banana peels." He and the researchers traveled to a lake that is "buried under ice, two Empire State Buildings below our feet." Arndt Reuning, a science reporter for Deutschlandradio, said Fox covered "an important issue in a vivid and funny way. He's a superb and entertaining story-teller." Catherine Hughes of National Geographic Kids said that Fox "succeeds in bringing the reader with him as his scientific adventure in Antarctica unfolds." Fox said that perhaps the biggest challenge in writing his story for a young audience "was remembering to be awestruck by the basic things that we tend to take for grantedlike the simple fact that glaciers can evaporate. More and more I think that this is also good advice for communicating science to adults."


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