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UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Exposure to glyphosate—the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup—increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of...
13-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Parents don't pick favorites, at least if you're a Magellanic penguin

University of Washington researchers report in a paper published Jan. 23 in Animal Behaviour that, when a Magellanic penguin parent returns to its nest with fish, the parent tries to feed each of its two chicks equal portions of food, regardless of...
13-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Many Arctic lakes give off less carbon than expected

New research by the University of Washington and U.S. Geological Survey suggests many Arctic lakes pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for now.
8-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes

The Zwicky Transient Facility has identified more than a thousand new objects and phenomena in the sky, including supernovae and near-Earth asteroids. University of Washington scientists led the development of the ZTF's alert system, which informs...
7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Parenting in the age of legal pot: Household rules, conversations help guide teen use

The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become more permissive, they want information and advice.
7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent

A UW-led team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes.
4-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica, shows how life at the South Pole bounced back after mass extinction

Scientists have just discovered a dinosaur relative that lived in Antarctica 250 million years ago. The iguana-sized reptile's genus name, Antarctanax, means "Antarctic king."
31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Even a one-hour 'planting party' can lift spirits, build skills among women in prison, study shows

Exposure to nature, even through a brief gardening activity, can improve well-being among women in prison, a UW Tacoma-led study finds.
31-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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