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Is Divorce Seasonal? UW Research Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

University of Washington sociologists have found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of divorce filings. The researchers analyzed filings in Washington state over a 14-year period and found that...
16-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'I Miss You So Much': How Twitter Is Broadening the Conversation on Death and Mourning

Social media is redefining how people grieve, bringing conversations about death back into the public realm, University of Washington sociologists conclude in a new study. And Twitter in particular, they say, is broadening the discourse around who...
16-Aug-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Interscatter Enables 1st Implanted Devices, Smart Contact Lenses, Credit Cards That ‘Talk’ Wi-Fi

"Interscatter" communication developed by University of Washington engineers allows power-limited devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and...
19-Aug-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Twins, Especially Male Identical Twins, Live Longer

Analysis of almost 3,000 pairs of Danish twins shows that they live longer than the general population. The authors believe it reflects the benefits of lifelong social support.
18-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Washington Paleontologists Discover Major T. Rex Fossil


Paleontologists with the University of Washington's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal,...
18-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Bias, Disgust Toward Mixed-Race Couples

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships.
17-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Fish — and Their Pee — Are Key Parts of Coral Reef Ecosystems


Large, carnivorous fish excrete almost half of the key nutrients, phosphorus and nitrogen, that are essential for the survival of coral reefs.
16-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington’s Foster Children Experience ‘Justice by Geography,’Report Finds

A report from the University of Washington finds that inconsistent practices and policies leave many foster children in the state without an advocate in decisions that shape virtually every aspect of their lives.
15-Aug-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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

Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice

6-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Health Care Markets, Health Sector Leadership and Social/Political Determinants

22-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT

Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision

22-Jun-2012 2:00 PM EDT

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