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Of octopuses and astrobiology: Conference talk speculates on cognition beyond Earth

Of the many papers and presentations scheduled for AbSciCon2019, the conference on astrobiology and the search for life in space happening in Bellevue, Washington, the week of June 24, Dominic Sivitilli's is perhaps unique — he'll discuss his...
21-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Looking for life: University of Washington researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference

Researchers are gathering in Seattle for AbSciCon2019, the largest meeting of astrobiologists in the world. Dozens of University of Washington researchers will attend and participate.
21-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep Submersible Dives Shed Light on Rarely Explored Coral Reefs

A new paper examines the rarely explored coral reefs in deep water, where less than 1% of light from the surface makes it through. The research identifies how these corals are able to survive in such a dark place.
19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Alexa, Monitor My Heart': Researchers Develop First Contactless Cardiac Arrest AI System for Smart Speakers

UW researchers have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep — all without touching them. The tool is essentially an app for a smart speaker or a smartphone that allows it to detect the signature sounds of...
19-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea

The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available.
18-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article published by researchers from University of Puget Sound and University of Washington reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center.
17-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People using third-party apps to analyze personal genetic data

The burgeoning field of personal genetics appeals to people who want to learn more about themselves, their family and their propensity for diseases. More and more consumers are using services like 23andMe to learn about their genetic blueprint.
13-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Wikipedia gender gap

Wikipedia is one of the most successful online communities in history, yet it struggles to attract and retain editors who are women — another example of the gender gap online.
12-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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