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Shortlist 2005
 
     
 

Syngenta ABSW  Science Writers' Awards 2005

 
 
The best feature on science subject in a national or regional newspaper
Jerome Burne
for ‘ Say it loud, autistic & proud ' published in ‘ The Observer ' on 13th November 2005

Ben Goldacre
for ‘ Don't Dumb Me Down ' published in ‘ The Guardian ' on 8th September 2005

Anna Grayson
for ‘ How 'boffins' saved a million lives ' published in ‘ The Daily Telegraph ' on 10th August 2005

 
The best feature on science subject in a specialist periodical
 

Jim Giles
for ‘ The dustiest place on Earth ' published in ‘ Nature ' on 14th April 2005

 

Lisa Melton
for ‘Use it – don't lose it' published in ‘ New Scientist ' on 17th December 2005

 

Oliver Morton
for ‘ Life, reinvented ' published in ‘ Wired Magazine ' in January 2005

 
The best journalism on a science subject:
 

Celeste Biever
for ‘ God goes to court in all but name ' published in ‘ New Scientist ' on 29th October 2005

 

David Cohen
for ‘ I'm on the plane ' published in ‘ New Scientist ' on 10th September 2005

 

Steve Connor
for ‘ Meltdown ' published in ‘ The Independent ' on 16th September 2005

 
The best scripted/edited radio programme on a science subject

Louise Dalziel
for ‘ The good, the bad & the ugly (programme 1): The Plague ' broadcast on ‘ BBC Radio 4 ' on 15th June 2005

Sharon Ann Holgate & Julian Mayers
for ‘ The Indian particle man ' broadcast on ‘ BBC Radio 4 ' on 12th January 2005

John Watkins
for ‘ Self-made things ' broadcast on ‘ BBC Radio 4 ' on 10th August 2005

The best television programme on a science subject

Nigel Paterson
for ‘ Ghost in your genes ' broadcast on ‘ BBC 2 ' on 3rd November 2005

David Sington
for ‘ Global Dimming ' broadcast on ‘ BBC 2 ' on 13 th January 2005

The best science writing on the World Wide Web

David Dickson & colleagues
for ‘ Tsunami Update ' published on ‘ www.SciDev.net ' on 31st December 2005

Michael Hopkin & colleagues
for ‘ Chimp Genome ' published on ‘ news@nature.com ' on 31st August 2005

Mark Peplow & colleagues
for ‘ Space shuttle: return to flight ' published on ‘ news@nature.com ' on 8th July 2005

The best communication of science in a non-science context

Louise Dalziel
for ‘ A triumph of engineering ' broadcast on ‘ BBC Radio Scotland ' on 27th December 2005

Robin McKie
for ‘ Bring back stinks and bangs ' published in ‘ New Statesman ' on 18th April 2005

Ian Sample
for ‘ A scream that can't be heard ' published in ‘ Guardian Weekend Magazine ' on 19th February 2005

Young Broadcaster Award

Anna-Marie Lever

Sonja Van Renssen

Parliamentary Science Communicator of the Year

Lord Broers

Dr Ian Gibson MP

Lord Taverne