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How can a distracted generation learn anything? | BBC
Today’s students have a problem, and it’s not the one written on the board. They’re so accustomed to constant stimuli from smartphone apps and streaming platforms that they can’t concentrate in class. Katie Davis, associate professor in the Information School and adjunct associate professor of education at the UW, is quoted.
College:Education  BBC  natl  !UWitM  2019  Davis.Katie  Information.School 
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Bernie Sanders announces he’s running for president again | The Boston Globe
Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist who nearly toppled Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, launched a campaign for the 2020 presidential nomination on Tuesday, plunging into a diverse and crowded field in which other candidates are echoing his themes and attempting to claim the progressive mantle. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Parker.Christopher  !UWitM  2019  natl  Boston.Globe  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Facial recognition software regularly misgenders trans people | Motherboard
Human computer interfaces are almost never built with transgender people in mind, and continue to reinforce existing biases. Os Keyes, a graduate student in human centered design and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  Keyes.Os  Motherboard  VICE  !UWitM  2019  natl 
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The science of empathy: What researchers want teachers to know | EdSurge
There’s a lot we don’t know about how the brain works. But scientists are finding out more everyday. And one maybe surprising thing experts are saying these days is that empathy pretty seriously affects our ability to learn. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and affiliate professor of bioengineering at the UW, is quoted.
Medina.John  Department:Bioengineering  College:Engineering  !UWitM  2019  natl  Ed.Surge 
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New recommendations say not all women need genetic testing for cancer — critics say it could cost lives | CNN
Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to decide who should undergo genetic counseling for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended Tuesday. Mary-Claire King, a professor of genome sciences and medical genetics at the UW, is quoted.
King.Mary-Claire  !UWitM  2019  natl  CNN  Department:Genome.Sciences  UW:Medicine  genetics&dna  cancer 
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Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease spread by rodents. Dr. Jeff Duchin, professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is quoted.
Duchin.Jeff  Los.Angeles.Times  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine  Division.Allergy.Infectious.Diseases 
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Meet DeepSqueak, an algorithm built to decode ultrasonic rat squeaks | The Verge
Researchers at the University of Washington recently unveiled a remarkable software tool known as DeepSqueak. The program can automatically identify, process, and sort rat and mouse squeaks.
The.Verge  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Medicine  Marx.Russell  Coffey.Kevin 
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Racetrack memory gets a boost | IEEE Spectrum
Zapping a magnetic nanowire with an ultrafast laser can create a new type of fast, efficient memory, according to researchers in the Netherlands. A review of the research co-written by Mo Li, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UW, is referenced.
IEEE  !UWitM  2019  natl  Li.Mo  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
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Earlier Arctic rain is leading to 'methane emissions going bonkers' | EcoWatch
Researchers who monitored one bog for three years in the Alaskan permafrost have identified yet another instance of what engineers call positive feedback. They found that global warming meant earlier springs and with that, earlier spring rains. And as a consequence, the influx of warm water on what had previously been frozen ground triggered a biological frenzy that sent methane emissions soaring. Rebecca Neumann, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the UW, is quoted.
EcoWatch  !UWitM  2019  natl  Neumann.Rebecca  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
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Slow and steady, the American prairies grow | The Christian Science Monitor
In the last three decades, grassland conservationists and scientists have been playing the long game, and their efforts are paying off. Peter Dunwiddie, affiliate professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
csmonitor  !UWitM  2019  natl  Dunwiddie.Peter  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences 
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With insulin prices skyrocketing, there’s plenty of blame to go around | Stat News
Fifteen years ago, a patient with diabetes might have paid $175.57 for a 20-milliliter vial of the long-acting insulin Humulin R U-500. Today, they'd shell out $1,487 for the same tiny vial. Dr. Irl Hirsch, a professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Hirsch.Irl  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2019  natl  Stat.News 
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This AI is so good at writing that its creators won't let you use it | CNN
A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of how it could be misused. Ryan Calo, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
CNN  Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2019  natl  Tech.Policy.Lab 
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Reaching into the cell | Science
Thanks to CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies, we can (more or less selectively) tweak individual genes, to a wide number of interesting effects. A new UW study out of the Department of Chemistry is referenced.
Science.Mag  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Chemistry  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Suicide survivors share their stories and advice in these photos | Healthline
This photo series captures portraits of depression, resilience, and hope. Jennifer Stuber, the cofounder and director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  Healthline  !UWitM  2019  natl  Forefront  suicide 
yesterday by uwnews
How Amazon will grow without a New York HQ2 | The Wall Street Journal
Amazon's decision to abandon its $2.5 billion plan for a New York City headquarters could disrupt redevelopment and dash hopes for a surge in hiring in the neighborhood of Long Island City. One entity unlikely to suffer much: Amazon itself. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2019  natl  Wall.Street.Journal  amazon  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences 
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Ingredient in popular weed killer raises cancer risk, study says | Atlantic Journal-Constitution
A recent meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Washington has found being “highly exposed” to glyphosate — found in common weed killers like Roundup — increases a person’s cancer risk by 41 percent. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Atlanta.Journal.Constitution  !UWitM  2019  natl  Sheppard.Lianne  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
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Osteoporosis often missed in elderly men | US News
Osteoporosis is typically thought of as a woman's disease, but elderly men are also prone to bone loss — even though they often aren't treated for it, a new study finds. Dr. Radhika Rao Narla, professor of medicine at the UW, is mentioned.
US.News  !UWitM  2019  natl  Rao.Narla.Radhika  UW:Medicine 
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Why is Amazon leaving New York? Jeff Bezos knew when to bail | Bloomberg
On Thursday morning, Amazon decided to not build a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2019  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Bloomberg  amazon 
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Amazon cancels New York City HQ2: hope for other cities | USA Today
Amazon's decision to cancel plans for a new headquarters in New York City reignited hope among cities that lost out on the massive economic development project. However, Amazon said it won't reopen the search process. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.
Shulman.Jeff  Foster.School.Business  natl  !UWitM  2019  USA.Today 
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Amazon HQ2 reversal provokes finger-pointing | Crain's New York Business
News that Amazon would no longer come to Queens has left some feeling like the critics of the company's $3 billion subsidy package sold them down the river. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
Crains.New.York.Business  natl  !UWitM  2019  Prakash.Aseem  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Political.Science 
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