“I sometimes feel a little embarrassed that I like to write articles about the kinds of basic questions my kids ask me,” Zimmer said. “For the three stories I submitted, the questions were, 'What’s a virus?' 'What’s a gene?’ and 'Why do fireflies flash?’ I had a marvelous time talking with scientists about the complex answers to those simple questions, and now, thanks to this award, I don’t have to feel at all embarrassed.”
Carl brings so many wondrous science topics to life for readers around the world and we're thrilled he's being recognized by AAAS! Congratulations to all the winners, and especially, to our extremely talented colleague here at the Discover Blogs! Read more about the awards and this year's recipients here.