are being challenged to write an essay on their scientific
research – and earn £1,500 in the process. A competition
organised by the Wellcome Trust and New Scientist aims
to encourage scientists to communicate their ideas in
a lively, entertaining and informative way and make science
more accessible to the public. Entrants must write 700
words about their research in a way that will engage anyone
interested in scientific developments. First prize is
£1,500; further cash prizes and subscriptions to New Scientist
are also up for grabs. The closing date is 21 May 2001.
details, see http://www.wellcome.