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Article ID: 694784

Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? Add Language to the Math, Reading Mix

University of Washington

A University of Washington study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.

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17-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694772

The Brain Science Behind "Yanny" vs. "Laurel"

University of Washington

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Article ID: 694564

Forest Loss in One Part of US Can Harm Trees on the Opposite Coast

University of Washington

The disappearance of a whole forest has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that can affect vegetation on the other side of the country.

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15-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694609

The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

University of Washington

Engineers at the University of Washington have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam.

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15-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694566

Orbital Variations Can Trigger 'Snowball' States in Habitable Zones Around Sunlike Stars

University of Washington

Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet’s tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential habitability — even triggering abrupt “snowball states” where oceans freeze and surface life is impossible, according to new research from astronomers at the University of Washington.

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14-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694249

Volcanologist Can Speak About the Plumbing, Life Cycle of Different Volcanoes

University of Washington

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8-May-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694161

Stomata — the Plant Pores That Give Us Life — Arise Thanks to a Gene Called MUTE, Scientists Report

University of Washington

New research in plants shows that a gene called MUTE is required for the formation of stomata — the tiny pores that a critical for gas exchange, including releasing the oxygen gas that we breathe.

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7-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694147

Author Charles Johnson — with New Story Collection 'Night Hawks' Out — Discusses the Anatomy of a Short Story

University of Washington

The dozen stories in "Night Hawks," published this month by Scribner, range from realism to light science fiction, myth and his own personal experiences, laced gently with humor and philosophy.

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7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693942

Atomically Thin Magnetic Device Could Lead to New Memory Technologies

University of Washington

In a study published online May 3 in the journal Science, a University of Washington-led team announced that it has discovered a method to encode information using magnets that are just a few layers of atoms in thickness. This breakthrough may revolutionize both cloud computing technologies and consumer electronics by enabling data storage at a greater density and improved energy efficiency.

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2-May-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693921

Researchers Develop an App for Crowdsourced Exercise Plans, Which Rival Personal Trainers in Effectiveness

University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle University have created CrowdFit, a platform for exercise planning that relies on crowdsourcing from nonexperts to create workout regimens guided by national exercise recommendations and tailored around user schedules and interests.

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2-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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