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A Promising Target in the Quest for a 1-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice Core

The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet’s climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where an entire million years of undisturbed ice might be preserved intact.
23-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? Add Language to the Math, Reading Mix

A University of Washington study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.
17-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Forest Loss in One Part of US Can Harm Trees on the Opposite Coast

The disappearance of a whole forest has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that can affect vegetation on the other side of the country.
15-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

Engineers at the University of Washington have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam.
15-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Orbital Variations Can Trigger 'Snowball' States in Habitable Zones Around Sunlike Stars

Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet’s tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential habitability — even triggering abrupt “snowball states” where oceans freeze and surface life is impossible, according to new research from...
14-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Stomata — the Plant Pores That Give Us Life — Arise Thanks to a Gene Called MUTE, Scientists Report

New research in plants shows that a gene called MUTE is required for the formation of stomata — the tiny pores that a critical for gas exchange, including releasing the oxygen gas that we breathe.
7-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Author Charles Johnson — with New Story Collection 'Night Hawks' Out — Discusses the Anatomy of a Short Story

The dozen stories in "Night Hawks," published this month by Scribner, range from realism to light science fiction, myth and his own personal experiences, laced gently with humor and philosophy.
7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Atomically Thin Magnetic Device Could Lead to New Memory Technologies

In a study published online May 3 in the journal Science, a University of Washington-led team announced that it has discovered a method to encode information using magnets that are just a few layers of atoms in thickness. This breakthrough may...
2-May-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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