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Scientific Discovery Game Significantly Speeds Up Neuroscience Research Process

A new scientific discovery game called Mozak is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of brain cells, a fundamental task in 21st century brain science. These citizen scientists have outperformed...
24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Military Service Boosts Resilience, Well-Being Among Transgender Veterans


Transgender people make up a small percentage of active-duty U.S. military personnel, but their experience in the service may yield long-term, positive effects on their mental health and quality of life. A study from the University of Washington...
24-Apr-2017 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toward Greener Construction: UW Professor Leads Group Setting Benchmarks for Carbon Across Life of Buildings

The University of Washington-based Carbon Leadership Forum has published the results of its first benchmark study of embodied carbon, or the carbon emissions that occur when extracting, manufacturing and installing building materials. "In the...
24-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Conservation Not an Effective Tool for Reducing Infectious Disease in People, Study Finds


Improved human health is not a benefit of conservation ― at least when health is measured through the lens of infectious disease. That's the main finding of a paper published April 24 in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, which...
20-Apr-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Team Tracks Complex Web of Monetary Sanctions in 9 States

Sociologists are mapping the complex web of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system in 9 states. They document wide variation on the fine and fee amounts, the circumstances in which they're imposed, how and when courts allow people to pay...
20-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More Than Recess: How Playing on the Swings Helps Kids Learn to Cooperate


A study by the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows the potential of synchronized movement in helping young children develop collaborative skills. The measured, synchronous movement of children on the...
19-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Many-Toothed Clingfish Discovered with Help of Digital Scans


A set of curious researchers, state-of-the-art visual technology and a bit of good luck helped find a new fish whose tooth collection could put a shark to shame.
17-Apr-2017 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Models, Observations Not So Far Apart on Planet's Response to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A closer look at how the planet responds to greenhouse gases debunks recent observations suggesting Earth's temperature is less sensitive than climate models predict to rising carbon dioxide.
13-Apr-2017 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


17-Mar-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on American Indian Law, Federal Lands and Water Rights


9-Feb-2017 5:05 PM EST

Asian Law Expert Available to Discuss Seizure of Drone by Chinese Warship


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


7-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Expert: University of Washington -- the Dangerous Implications of a Trump-Putin ‘Bromance’


4-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EDT

From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing


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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