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US, British Science Magazines Win Asturias Communication Awards


Spain's Prince of Asturias Foundation has announced that the scientific journals Science and Nature will receive its annual award for helping explain some of the world's most important discoveries.

Organizers said Wednesday that the jury meeting in the Spanish city of Oviedo selected the U.S. and the British scientific publications to receive the Asturias communication prize.

The jury praised the journals as indispensable sources of universal reference material and a vanguard of scientific information.

Science magazine is an American weekly that first appeared in New York in 1880. The British journal Nature was first published in 1869.

The $67,000 prize will be presented at a formal ceremony in October.

The Asturias Foundation, headed by Spanish Crown Prince Filipe, awards eight prizes every year in the fields including the arts, science, and sports.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.