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Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

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A new University of Washington study finds that one of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the...
18-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Vitamin B-12, and a Knockoff Version, Create Complex Market for Marine Vitamins

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Vitamin B-12 exists in two different, incompatible forms in the oceans. An organism thought to supply the essential vitamin B-12 in the marine environment is actually churning out a knockoff version.
18-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Conditions Right for Complex Life May Have Come and Gone in Earth's Distant Past

Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth's oceans — and then faded — more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new University of Washington-led study has found.
17-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When It Comes to Mating, Fruit Flies Can Make Rational Choices

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In a paper published Jan. 17 in the journal Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers report that fruit flies — perhaps the most widely studied insect in history — show signs of rational decision-making when choosing a mate.
12-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities

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Fishing communities can survive ― and even thrive ― as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one fishery to the next, a new University of Washington study finds.
12-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

University of Washington Law Professor Leads Group Defending 'Aural Tradition' of Creativity in Famous 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case

Many pop songs that entertained millions were written by ear by composers, often people of color and from disadvantaged communities, unlearned in musical notation. A UW professor argues they should receive no less credit.
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ocean Acidification to Hit West Coast Dungeness Crab Fishery, New Assessment Shows

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The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast’s marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect, new research shows.
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Rapid Arctic Warming Has in the Past Shifted Southern Ocean Winds

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Ice core records from the two poles show that during the last ice age, sharp spikes in Arctic temperatures triggered shifts in the winds around Antarctica.
10-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Asian Law Expert Available to Discuss Seizure of Drone by Chinese Warship

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16-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST

What Could Washington State's Carbon Tax Proposal Mean for the Nation? University of Washington Expert Available to Comment

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7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Expert: University of Washington -- the Dangerous Implications of a Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’

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4-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing

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University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink...
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST

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