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Undark Magazine is a non-profit, editorially independent online publication exploring science as a "frequently wondrous, sometimes contentious, and occasionally troubling byproduct of human culture."  The name Undark is a deliberate reference to a radium-based luminous paint product, also called Undark, that ultimately proved toxic and in some cases, deadly, for the workers who handled it.
Undark publishes a mix of long-form journalism, shorter features, essays, op-eds, Q&As, and book excerpts and reviews. All content is freely available to read, and most is available for republishing by other publications and websites.  Many large national and international publications, including Scientific American, The Atlantic, Smithsonian (magazine), NPR, and Outside (magazine)  have republishing relationships with Undark.
Undark was jointly founded in 2016 by Pulitzer Prize-winning science author Deborah Blum and former New York Times journalist Tom Zeller Jr., who serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine.   
Undark was a finalist for a 2017 Online Journalism Award in the Feature category for its series Wear & Tear, which explored the global impacts of the leather tanning and textile industries. In 2018, three Undark contributors were named as finalists in the National Association of Science Writers' Science and Society Awards.
On February 19, 2019, photojournalist Larry C. Price and contributing reporters for Undark Magazine were awarded a prestigious George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting. The award honored the magazine's multinational, multipart exposé on global air pollution, called Breathtaking.
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- "About Us - Undark". Undark. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
- Blum, Deborah. "Life in the Undark". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
- "Submissions". Undark Magazine. Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.
- "Republishing Guidelines". Undark Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Stories by Undark Magazine". Scientific American. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Articles republished from Undark Magazine". The Atlantic. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "When a Medical "Cure" Makes Things Much, Much Worse". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Why We Should Say Someone Is A 'Person With An Addiction,' Not An Addict". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
- "The Allure and Perils of Hydropower". Outside Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Connecting science with society, Undark hopes to help elevate the standards for science journalism". Nieman Labs. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Can Undark go where no other online science mag has gone before?". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
- "Recent and archived work by Tom Zeller Jr. for The New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- "Wear and Tear". Online Journalism Awards. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
- "2018 Science in Society Journalism Award winners". www.nasw.org. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
- "Winners | LIU". liu.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
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