Douglas Fox

Awards & Anthologies


2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award for Excellence in Science Writing, Magazine Category
Firestorm, High Country News, 3 April 2017


Walter Sullivan Award for in-depth science journalism (American Geophysical Union), 2015
The dust detectives, High Country News, 22 December 2014


Science in Society Award, science reporting (National Association of Science Writers), 2013
Witness to an Antarctic meltdown, Scientific American, July 2012


The Best American Science Writing 2012 (Ecco)
The limits of intelligence, Scientific American, July 2011


American Society of Journalists and Authors, Award for Reporting on a Significant Topic, 2011
Where are we headed? The future of energy, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 November 2010


The Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press)
Thinking machine, Discover, October 2009

2010 Bronze Award: Best Travel Article, Bay Area Travel Writers
Icemen cometh, Discover, September 2008


2009 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Science Writing for Children
Where rivers run uphill, Science News for Kids, 23 July 2008

The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2009 (Houghton Mifflin)
Did life begin in ice? Discover, February 2008

Honorable Mention: American Society of Journalists and Authors, Award for Medical Journalism, 2009
Private life of the brain, New Scientist, 8 November 2008


Cited as Notable Writing: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008 (Houghton Mifflin)
Consciousness… in a cockroach? Discover, January 2007

Outstanding Feature Article: Society of National Association Publishers, 2008
Worlds collide, Conservation Magazine, January-March 2007