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Embrace Unknowns, Opt for Flexibility in Environmental Policies

Two University of Washington professors argue in a Science perspectives article that ecosystem managers must learn to make decisions based on an uncertain future.
26-Feb-2015 3:05 PM EST

Facebook and University of Washington Partner on Suicide Prevention Effort

New initiative provides tools and resources to help suicidal people and concerned observers
25-Feb-2015 1:40 PM EST

Fearless Birds and Shrinking Salmon: Is Urbanization Pushing Earth's Evolution to a Tipping Point?

That humans and our cities build affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change is already known. What's new is that these evolutionary changes are happening more quickly than previously thought, and have potential impacts on ecosystem...
18-Feb-2015 6:00 PM EST

Study: Manufacturing Growth Can Benefit Bangladeshi Women Workers

The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women — motivating them to stay in school...
17-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

Changing Stereotypes Key to Getting Girls Interested in Computer Science

Stereotypes are a powerful force in discouraging girls from careers in computer science and engineering, but there are ways to effectively counteract them, two new studies from the University of Washington find.
12-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children

A groundbreaking new study, believed to be the first to focus on transgender children living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives, finds that those children's gender identity is deeply rooted.
29-Jan-2015 12:35 PM EST

Child Maltreatment Not a Clear Path to Adult Crime

Research has long made a connection between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a University of Washington study found that when other life factors are considered, that link all but disappears.
28-Jan-2015 5:45 PM EST

Some Potentially Habitable Planets Began as Gaseous, Neptune-Like Worlds

Two phenomena known to inhibit the potential habitability of planets — tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity — might instead help chances for life on certain planets orbiting low-mass stars, University of Washington astronomers have found.
28-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

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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

Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist

On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, a computer scientist has published a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people...
3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT

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