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Congratulations to Josh Sokol, ’15, for landing not one, but two pieces in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 anthology. The two pieces featured are “Troubled Treasure,” a cover story for Science Magazine on the ethical complications of the fossil trade, and “The Hidden Heroines of Chaos,” a piece for Quanta Magazine that chronicles the never-before-told story of two female computer scientists who played pivotal roles in the birth of chaos theory.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing series highlights exceptional science and nature essays and reported pieces from the year prior. Josh was the only writer who had two pieces accepted to the anthology this year.

Congratulations also go to Kate Gammon, ’07, whose work for The Atlantic‘s Life Up Close series was listed as Notable Science and Nature Writing of 2019. Kate’s piece “The Human Cost of Amber” explores what the amber science boom means for the people doing the actual digging.

Congratulations to Josh and Kate. We look forward to seeing more of your extraordinary writing in the future. You can scoop up your copy of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 by clicking that link or heading to your favorite independent book store.