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Improving Forecasts for Rain-on-Snow Flooding

Many of the worst West Coast winter floods involve heavy rains and melting snow, and UW hydrology experts are using the physics of these events to better predict the risks.
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Seafloor Methane

Water off Washington’s coast is warming a third of a mile down, where seafloor methane shifts from a frozen solid to a gas. Calculations suggest ocean warming is already releasing significant methane offshore of Alaska to California.
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

'Mirage Earth' Exoplanets May Have Burned Away Chances for Life

Planets orbiting close to low-mass stars — easily the most common stars in the universe — are prime targets in the search for extraterrestrial life. But new research led by an astronomy graduate student at the University of Washington...
3-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

LinkedIn Study Shows US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

A study tracking the worldwide migration of professional workers to the United States found that the nation is attracting a smaller proportional share of those workers relative to other countries - raising questions about the U.S.'s ability to...
24-Nov-2014 7:05 PM EST

Study: U.S. Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

A new study using data from the social networking site LinkedIn showed a sharp drop-off in the proportional number of skilled workers migrating to the United States. The study is believed to be the first ever to measure global migration of...
24-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

New Web Portal Displays West Coast Ocean Acidification Data

A new site displays real-time ocean acidification data for the open ocean and protected bays in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.
21-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

Cost of Meeting Basic Needs Rising Faster Than Wages in Washington State

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State 2014 report finds that the costs of meeting basic needs have far outstripped wages statewide, particularly for families.
20-Nov-2014 4:15 PM EST

Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-Old Confusion, Controversy

A scientist looking at MRI scans of human brains noticed a large fiber pathway that seemed to be part of the network that processes visual information. He just couldn’t couldn’t find it in any of the modern textbooks.
17-Nov-2014 7:00 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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