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Hans Dehmelt — Nobel Laureate and University of Washington Professor Emeritus — Has Died at Age 94

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Hans Georg Dehmelt, Nobel physics laureate and professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Seattle on March 7, 2017 at age 94. Dehmelt was a celebrated scientist who developed methods to isolate atoms and subatomic particles and...
21-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Conserve Polar Bears — and Maintain Subsistence Harvest — Under Climate Change

A new analysis shows a properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change.
15-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Adrian Raftery Receives Ireland's St. Patrick's Day Medal for Contributions to Statistics

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On March 15, Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland presented Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, with the St. Patrick's Day Medal for his diverse contributions to the field of statistics.
15-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Times of Plenty, Penguin Parents Keep Feeding Their Grown Offspring

A research team reports that fully grown Galapagos penguins who have fledged -- or left the nest -- continue to beg their parents for food. And sometimes, probably when the bounty of the sea is plentiful, parents oblige and feed their adult...
14-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crowdfunding for Medical Bills a Band-Aid, Not a Cure-All

Crowdfunding campaigns to pay for medical costs have become a booming industry in recent years, with sites like GoFundMe raising billions of dollars for Americans struggling to pay medical bills. But the large majority of those campaigns do not...
14-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

$50m Endowment Establishes the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

A $50 million endowment for the newly established Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering from Allen and Microsoft will propel the UW to the forefront of computer science education and innovation for generations to come.
9-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Black Swan' Events Strike Animal Populations

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A new analysis by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University is the first to document that "black swan" events also occur in animal populations and usually manifest as massive, unexpected die-offs.
7-Mar-2017 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

'Poor Writing Makes for Poor Science': Scott Montgomery Publishes New Edition of Popular 'Guide to Communicating Science'

Scientific research that doesn't get communicated to the public may as well not have happened at all, says the University of Washington's Scott Montgomery in his new book, a second edition of 2001's "The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science."
3-Mar-2017 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

'Poor Writing Makes for Poor Science,' Says Author of 'the Chicago Guide to Communicating Science'

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17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on American Indian Law, Federal Lands and Water Rights

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9-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

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

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