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Drones that don't rely on GPS | KIRO 7
University of Washington researchers are testing ways to make drones fly even when GPS navigation is unavailable.
KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  video 
yesterday
Back to normal Puget Sound temps, but air quality to fluctuate as marine air surges in | KNKX
A cloudy start to Friday with slightly cooler temperatures signaled a return to more normal conditions in the Puget Sound region after a week in which air quality reached its worst levels ever for a 24-hour period, measured by the particulate matter in the air. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
weather  wawx  !UWitM  2018  KNKX  regl  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
yesterday
‘Perfect storm’ of wildfires puts Seattle’s bad air in the record books | GeekWire
If this week’s smoky skies seem unprecedented, that’s not far wrong: Thanks to an unusually unfortunate weather pattern, Seattle just recorded its worst 24-hour air quality in almost two decades of recordkeeping. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  GeekWire  wawx  weather  regl  wildfire 
yesterday
Seattle’s summers should be (a bit) smoky | The Stranger
Smoke in Seattle is not an abnormality, it's the absence of smoke for over a century that is strange. Susan Prichard, a research scientist in the UW's School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, is quoted.
Prichard.Susan  The.Stranger  !UWitM  2018  regl  wildfire  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
yesterday
The corn of the future is hundreds of years old and makes its own mucus | Smithsonian
The corn variety Sierra Mixe grows aerial roots that produce a sweet mucus that feeds bacteria. The bacteria, in turn, pull nitrogen out of the air and fertilize the corn. If scientists can breed this trait into conventional corn, it could lead to a revolution in agriculture. Sharon Doty, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Doty.Sharon  !UWitM  2018  natl  Smithsonian.Magazine  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
yesterday
Gov. Inslee points to smoky skies as a reason to pass carbon fee initiative | KIRO 7
Because scientists expect climate change to bring more wildfires, Gov. Jay Inslee is urging a "yes" vote on Initiative 1631, which would impose a fee on carbon emissions. UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics) are interviewed.
KIRO  !UWitM  2018  regl  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  Prakash.Aseem  Dolsak.Nives 
yesterday
Latest attraction at French theme park: Crows that pick up trash | The New York Times
Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in the Loire region about four hours from Paris, has trained six crows to pick up cigarette butts and bits of trash and dump them in a box. John Marzluff, a professor of wildlife science at the UW, is quoted.
Marzluff.John  !UWitM  2018  crows  natl  New.York.Times  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
yesterday
Get ready for the new smoky norm of the Pacific Northwest summer | KIRO
A thick blanket of smoky air has smothered the Puget Sound region over the last week. It has many asking: Is this something new? Or have we collectively forgotten past hazy summers here in the Pacific Northwest? Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  KIRO  wawx  weather  wildfire  Peterson.David  broll  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
yesterday
Something’s fishy: UW research shows pollution negatively impacts a fish's sense of smell | KING 5
Pollutants in the water may be endangering fish by lowering their ability to smell, according to University of Washington researchers. Evan Gallagher, a professor of toxicology at the UW School of Public Health, is quoted.
Gallagher.Evan  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  KING 
yesterday
Ocean winds improve worst air quality in Puget Sound history | KING 5
We just experienced the worst air quality on record in Western Washington, according to UW professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass.
KING  regl  !UWitM  2018  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather 
yesterday
Policymakers tout high-tech tools for addressing wildfire crisis | GeekWire
The smoky skies over Seattle have cleared up somewhat, but the Pacific Northwest’s wildfires continue to burn — prompting pledges from Republicans as well as Democrats to beef up the region’s firefighting capabilities. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire  weather  wawx 
yesterday
Voltage issues, lost voices and bargaining for parts: These UW students and their attack robots saw it all in China | The Seattle Times
It was a mad scramble to get their eight robots up and running before the start of the competition in Shenzhen, China, but members of the University of Washington’s Advanced Robotics Club say they're ready to do it all over again next year.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  students  College:Engineering 
yesterday
An almost-secret garden: UW’s Medicinal Herb Garden has been growing for 107 years | The Seattle Times
Have you heard of the University of Washington’s Medicinal Herb Garden? Although it has been around since 1911, it remains a little-known feature of the University of Washington campus.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  UW.Botanic.Gardens 
yesterday
Climate change is helping crank up the temperatures of California's heat waves | Los Angeles Times
California suffered through its hottest July on record, while August has pushed sea-surface temperatures off the San Diego coast to all-time highs. Are these punishing summer heat waves the consequences of global warming or the result of familiar weather patterns? Nick Bond, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  !UWitM  2018  natl  Los.Angeles.Times  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  weather  JISAO 
yesterday
Efforts to save orca population | KIRO 7
A report released by the Puget Sound Institute at the University of Washington Tacoma states that the biggest threat to the Southern Resident Killer Whale population is a lack of chinook salmon, their main source of food.
KIRO  video  !UWitM  2018  UW:Tacoma  orcas  Puget.Sound.Institute  regl 
2 days ago
Smoky days ahead for western US | KRNV
The western U.S. will have more smoky days in the years to come as wildfire seasons increase in intensity. New research from UW Bothell is referenced.
KRNV  video  regl  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell 
2 days ago
Wildfires to only get worse in coming years | KIRO Radio
Wildfires raging up and down the West Coast are only going to get bigger in the coming years. David Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KIRO  !UWitM  2018  Peterson.David  wildfire  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  regl 
2 days ago
Future wildfire seasons will get worse with climate change | KOMO Radio
David Peterson, a forest biologist at the UW, says climate change is the reason for the increase in devastating wildfires across the western United States and the prediction for future seasons only looks worse.
KOMO  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Peterson.David  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  wildfire 
2 days ago
Increased public support for orca conservation | OPB
Oregon Public Broadcasting interviews Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the UW's Center for Conservation Biology, about the orca who carried her dead calf for 17 days.
OPB  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Giles.Deborah  Center.Conservation.Biology  orcas 
2 days ago
Poor air quality for everyone in Pacific Northwest | KOMO 4
Air quality in the Pacific Northwest is now considered to be at an "unhealthy" level for all people, not just those at risk for complications. Dr. Cora Sack, a pulmonary specialist at UW Medicine, is interviewed.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  UW:Medicine  regl  video  Sack.Cora  wildfire 
2 days ago
The 'new normal' for wildfire seasons | KATU
This year's fire season is likely to be the new norm, experts say. David Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
KATU  regl  video  broll  !UWitM  2018  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  wildfire  Peterson.David 
2 days ago
Air quality, wildfire concerns under climate change | KOMO 4
Experts say this wildfire season could be the new normal. David Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
KOMO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  Peterson.David  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  wildfire  broll 
2 days ago
UW Medical Center named No. 1 in region | KOMO 4
The UW Medical Center was named the No. 1 hospital in the Seattle area by U.S. News & World Report.
KOMO  video  !UWitM  2018  regl  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago
Two UW Medicine health professionals save man's life at gym | KIRO 7
A pair of fast-acting medics jumped into action to save a man's life while working out at a downtown Seattle gym. Richard Babb, a CRNA at UW Medicine, and Dr. Shamus Moran, a resident at UW Medicine, are credited with saving the man's life.
KIRO  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  Moran.Shamus  UW:Medicine  Babb.Richard 
2 days ago
UW Medical Center ranked No. 1 in the region | KIRO Radio
The UW Medical Center was ranked the No. 1 hospital in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It's the seventh year in a row that the UW Medical Center has received this recognition.
KIRO  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  radio  regl 
2 days ago
UW biology professor publishes new book on epigenetics | KIRO Radio
KIRO Radio talks with Peter Ward, UW professor of biology and of Earth and space sciences, about his recent work with evolutionary theory. [This is part of a longer segment.]
radio  KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Ward.Peter  Department:Biology  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment 
2 days ago
Which Washington congressional seats could flip? | KOMO Radio
Now that the primary elections have passed, the focus is now on the general election set for November. KOMO Radio interviews Mark Smith, a political science professor at the UW, about which congressional seats to watch in Washington.
KOMO  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Smith.Mark  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  politics  election 
2 days ago
UW Bothell students work toward creating autonomous bicycles | Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
There’s talk of self-driving cars coming to the roads — and now self-driving bicycles. At the University of Washington Bothell, Tyler Folsom has worked with upwards of 50 students over the past few years to develop an autonomous bicycle.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  students  Folsom.Tyler  Bothell.Reporter  regl 
2 days ago
Colorado school district 27J switches to a four-day week | Quartz
For thousands of kids in the US, going back to school this year won’t be quite so painful. That’s because they will attend schools with four-day weeks. Paul Hill, founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and a professor at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Hill.Paul  Center.Reinventing.Public.Education  !UWitM  2018  Quartz  natl  UW:Bothell 
2 days ago
Restricting global warming to 1.5C would ‘halve’ risk of marine heatwaves | Carbon Brief
Marine heatwaves could become 41 times more likely across the globe by 2100 than in pre-industrial times if little is done to stop greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds. Hillary Scannell, a doctoral student in oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Scannell.Hillary  Carbon.Brief  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  students 
2 days ago
Is there a worm apocalypse? | KUOW
KUOW interviews David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, about his new book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil to Life," which is a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. [His segment starts at about 33:00 in the audio clip]
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Montgomery.David  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment 
2 days ago
Everyone wants to live in Seattle — especially beavers | KUOW
Is it just us, or are there really more beavers hanging out in Seattle lately? Benjamin Dittbrenner, a doctoral student studying beavers at the UW, is quoted.
Dittbrenner.Benjamin  KUOW  !UWitM  regl  2018  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
2 days ago
PHOTOS: 'Mad Max' smokescape envelops Washington state | KUOW
The air quality index reached 342 in the Wenatchee area on Wednesday. On air quality maps, that’s deep red; code for hazardous. Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  weather  wawx  wildfire  UW:Bothell 
2 days ago
The smog is clearing, but the reprieve might be temporary | The Everett Herald
The smoke that has choked the Northwest for several days is expected to dissipate Thursday — in the Puget Sound region, at least — with breathing getting increasingly easy through the weekend. But forecasters said the same weather pattern that prompted this week’s unhealthy air could return next week. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  Mass.Cliff  wawx  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  AP 
2 days ago
We're putting homes on wild lands and in the path of wildfires | OPB
For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. Amy Snover, director of the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
OPB  Snover.Amy  !UWitM  2018  Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  wildfire  regl 
2 days ago
Seattle, Tacoma air quality officially the worst on record | Q13 FOX News
With smoke from wildfires blanketing the Puget Sound, one local researcher says Seattle and Tacoma recorded the worst 24 hours of air quality on record Tuesday. University of Washington professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass blamed the unhealthy stretch on a “perfect storm” of meteorological conditions.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wildfire  Q13  regl 
2 days ago
UW study shows ocean may be ‘breathing out’ more carbon dioxide than thought | KING 5
A new study from the University of Washington reveals about ten times more carbon dioxide is coming out of the waters closest to the Antarctic coast during the wintertime. Alison Gray, an assistant professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Gray.Alison  KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
2 days ago
Onshore winds improve worst air quality in Puget Sound history | KING 5
The past 24 hours had the worst air quality on record in Western Washington, according to UW professor of atmospheric sciences Cliff Mass. Last summer’s wildfire season holds the record for second worst.
KING  wawx  weather  Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  wildfire 
2 days ago
Medical students are skipping class, making lectures increasingly obsolete | STAT
The future doctors of America cut class. Not to gossip in the bathroom or flirt behind the bleachers. They skip to learn — at twice the speed. Ryan Carlson, a third-year medical student at the UW, is quoted.
students  Stat.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago
Breathing fire: California's Central Valley bears the brunt of harmful wildfire smoke | KQED
Worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies are causing unprecedented smoke pollution across the West and beyond, creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains. Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemistry professor at UW Bothell, is quoted.
Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  regl  KQED  Climate.Central  UW:Bothell 
2 days ago
Researchers test new and improved systems to track drones | GeekWire
As more and more drones fill the skies, increasingly sophisticated methods will be required to track them under increasingly challenging conditions. How will they navigate if they lose touch with the Global Positioning System? A UW experiment illustrates how that question is being addressed. Christopher Lum, a UW research assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is quoted.
GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  regl  Lum.Christopher  Department:Aeronautics&Astronautics  College:Engineering  drones 
2 days ago
Opinion | Egypt’s new political system of one: Its president | The Washington Post
"It is common for authoritarian regimes to repress their opponents, but it is also common, albeit more easily forgotten, that they also repress their friends," writes Ellis Goldberg, professor emeritus of political science at the UW.
Washington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  opinion.analysis  Goldberg.Ellis  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
2 days ago
UW says Trump administration policy change could affect international students | KNKX
The University of Washington ranks among the top universities in the country in international student enrollment. Now the university is working to inform its 8,900 international students about a recent policy change by the Trump administration with big potential consequences. Machelle Allman, assistant director of international student services at the UW, is quoted.
KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  Allman.Machelle  students 
3 days ago
To prevent huge wildfires, stop putting out smaller ones | KUOW
KUOW's Kim Malcolm talks with UW research ecologist Jessica Halofsky about why changing forest management practices could help prevent massive wildfires in the Northwest.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Halofsky.Jessica  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
3 days ago
Is August smoke the new normal for the Northwest? | Q13
As the Northwest sits mired in unhealthy air quality, many are wondering if this is the new normal. Dan Jaffe, an environmental chemistry professor at UW Bothell, and Don McKenzie, a UW professor of environmental and forest sciences, are quoted.
College:Environment  UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  regl  Q13  wildfire  Jaffe.Dan  McKenzie.Don  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
3 days ago
Smoky Seattle summers: Expect more of them, scientists say | The Seattle Times
It’s too early to call the smoke blanketing the Seattle area a trend, but a few hazy weeks in the coming years could be more likely, experts say. Dave Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Peterson.David  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
3 days ago
Editorial | Fairness requires credit standards for AP and IB tests | The Seattle Times
"Washington high school students who get a passing score on an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam should be rewarded with a standard amount of college credit for this accomplishment, no matter where they decide to go to college," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. The UW's policy on awarded credit for AP exams is referenced.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  education 
3 days ago
Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies | CNBC
Amazon has become a more active corporate investor in recent years — and now its investment portfolio is worth $1 billion for the first time. Jarrad Harford, professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.
Harford.Jarrad  CNBC  natl  !UWitM  2018  Foster.School.Business 
3 days ago
Rental study finds challenging times for Seattle renter, landlords | Capitol Hill Seattle
A group of researchers from the University of Washington surveyed both landlords and renters in the Seattle area to learn about the state of the rental market and the effectiveness of recent ordinances enacted by the City Council. Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
Crowder.Kyle  !UWitM  2018  Department:Sociology  regl  Capitol.Hill.Seattle 
4 days ago
Most marine mammals are missing one mysterious gene | National Geographic
Millions of years ago, ancient land-dwelling mammals returned to the sea. Their bodies became streamlined for swimming, articulated fingers turned into flippers and fins, hypnotic songs slowly filled the oceans—and, somewhere during the evolutionary process, the newly evolving marine mammals lost a particular gene called Paraoxonase 1, or PON1. Clement Furlong, a UW professor of genome sciences and of medicine, is quoted.
Furlong.Clement  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  National.Geographic  Department:Genome.Sciences  genetics&dna 
4 days ago
State HPV vaccine laws do not appear to influence teen sex | Reuters
State laws designed to increase teen vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus don’t appear to influence adolescents’ choices about whether to become sexually active or use condoms, a U.S. study suggests. Dr. Cora Collette Breuner, a professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Breuner.Cora.Collette  !UWitM  2018  natl  Reuters  UW:Medicine  Department:Pediatrics 
4 days ago
Scientists attempt to feed live chinook to ailing orca J50, but did she eat? | The Seattle Times
In an unprecedented intervention with a wild, free-swimming whale, federal scientists on Sunday attempted to feed live hatchery chinook salmon to a starving orca. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
4 days ago
STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show | The Seattle Times
For years now, experts have hammered this message home to students: If you want your pricey college degree to pay off, you should major in a STEM field. A fresh release of higher education data for Washington state shows just how well students have listened. The UW's informatics program is referenced.
Information.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  education 
4 days ago
Washington state no longer has the nation’s fastest-climbing home prices | The Seattle Times
For the first time in a year and a half, Washington is no longer the state with the hottest housing market in the country, though not because homes here have suddenly become cheap. Data from the Runstad Department of Real Estate at the UW are referenced.
Department:Runstad.Real.Estate  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
4 days ago
This strange nebula looks inside out and born-again | Space.com
The nebula of a dying star has an "inside-out" appearance, scientists announced in a new study — and this may be our sun's ultimate fate. Bruce Balick, an astronomer at the UW, is quoted.
Balick.Bruce  Department:Astronomy  !UWitM  2018  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  Space 
4 days ago
Alaska seabird deaths continue trend tied to warming ocean | The New York Times
Federal wildlife officials are documenting a die-off of Alaska seabirds stretching from north of the Bering Strait to the Gulf of Alaska that may be connected to a trend of warming ocean water. A citizen scientist effort coordinated at the UW is mentioned. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  AP  College:Environment 
5 days ago
Eco-terror defendant arrested in Cuba after 12 years on run | The New York Times
Prosecutors say a former Seattle man wanted in connection with an eco-terrorism conspiracy dating back two decades has been arrested in Cuba. Prosecutors say that in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the man joined about a dozen animal rights and environmental activists in setting fires around the West. The group targeted numerous properties including the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  Center.Urban.Horticulture  UW.Botanic.Gardens  natl 
5 days ago
How racism kept black Tacomans from buying houses for decades | The News Tribune
Like many African Americans across the nation, the Harold and Bil Moss were victims of redlining, the practice of banks lending money only to white people in certain neighborhoods. Linda Hurley Ishem, an urban studies senior lecturer at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
TNT  !UWitM  2018  regl  race  UW:Tacoma  Hurley.Ishem.Linda 
5 days ago
Ailing orca appears underweight but 'active, energetic' | KIRO
NOAA says researchers spent several hours observing the ailing orca — J50 — Saturday off San Juan Island. The 3-year-old orca spent time swimming with her family — the J pod — while University of Washington researchers collected a fecal sample.
KIRO  conservation  orcas  !UWitM  2018  regl 
5 days ago
Social media might not ruin nature, after all | Gizmodo
Some have argued that the meshing of social media with the outdoors could cause locations to be loved to death, or even fundamentally taint outdoor recreation itself. Spencer Wood, senior research scientist at the UW's Center for Creative Conservation, is quoted.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl  Center.Creative.Conservation  conservation  Wood.Spencer  College:Environment 
5 days ago
For the third summer in four years, it’s very hot in Seattle | The Stranger
If Seattle has felt unusually hot this summer it's not just you — we're in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. Joe Zagrodnik, a doctoral student in atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  wawx  weather  Zagrodnik.Joe  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  regl  The.Stranger  students 
5 days ago
Scientists find link between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases | Inquisitr
A new study led by the UW School of Medicine suggests that there might be a link between three types of degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that continues to affect millions of people worldwide. Dr. Paul Crane, professor of medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Crane.Paul  Inquisitr  !UWitM  2018  natl  UW:Medicine 
5 days ago
114 wildfires are scorching an area larger than Delaware | Mother Jones
As of Friday, there were 114 total wildfires across the country, consuming a combined area larger than the state of Delaware. UW Bothell environmental chemistry professor Dan Jaffe is quoted.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  natl  Mother.Jones  Jaffe.Dan  wildfire 
5 days ago
Waiting to have kids: Majority of first-time moms in King County are 30 or older | The Seattle Times
In King County, it's now more common for a woman to have her first child in her 30s or 40s than in her teens or 20s. Edith Cheng, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UW, is quoted.
Cheng.Edith  UW:Medicine  Department:Obstetrics&Gynecology  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
5 days ago
How does PrEP, the HIV-prevention medication, work? | Live Science
At the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last month, a group of researchers announced that, although their HIV-prevention trial isn't over yet, they know that the treatment is going to be a success. Dr. Jared Baeten, a professor of global health, epidemiology and medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Baeten.Jared  !UWitM  2018  HIV  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health  Department:Epidemiology  UW:Medicine  Live.Science  natl 
5 days ago
When Alexa and other smart speakers misunderstand little kids | Quartz
Kids love to play with Alexa. Voice-activated assistants are a bottomless source of entertainment, offering knock-knock jokes, bedtimes stories, and animal facts on demand. There’s just one problem: Alexa and her smart-speaker ilk don’t always know how to come out to play. Study co-author Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the UW Information School, is quoted.
Hiniker.Alexis  !UWitM  2018  natl  Quartz  Information.School  College:Engineering 
5 days ago
Are narwhals starting to go extinct? | The Daily Beast
Narwhals, one of Earth’s most novel animals, may also be the most threatened by the thawing of the Arctic. Kristin Laidre, principal scientist at the UW's Polar Science Center, is quoted.
Polar.Science.Center  !UWitM  2018  natl  Daily.Beast  Laidre.Kristin  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
5 days ago
Eye disease link to Alzheimer's | US News
Researchers have discovered a link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cecilia Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
Lee.Cecilia  UW:Medicine  US.News  natl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Ophthalmology 
5 days ago
Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government — that’s changing | The New York Times
A new voter ID law could shut out many Native Americans from the polls in North Dakota. Lisa M. Manheim, an associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Manheim.Lisa  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  natl  New.York.Times 
5 days ago
Trump’s Space Force aims to create ‘American dominance in space’ by 2020 | Popular Science
In an announcement at the Pentagon on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis outlined the basic structure of the administration’s proposed Space Force. Saadia Pekkanen, director of the Space Security Initiative at the UW, is quoted.
Jackson.School.International.Studies  Pekkanen.Saadia  !UWitM  2018  natl  Popular.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
8 days ago
Moms who lost kids understand orca whale mourning calf | Today
Tahlequah the orca mom, also known as J35, has been pushing her dead calf hundreds of miles for more than two weeks. Deborah Giles, research scientist for University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted.
TODAY  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  natl 
8 days ago
Cool, rainy Saturday will clear smoke from Puget Sound sky, sunshine returns Sunday | KNKX
Enjoy the warmth while you can. After a long string of warmer-than-usual, sunny skies in the greater Puget Sound area, cooler temps and rain are in the weekend forecast. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  weather  wawx  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl  KNKX 
8 days ago
Two police officers among four fatally shot in Canada | Reuters
Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Data from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation are referenced.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl  Reuters 
8 days ago
Analysis | How 'story maps' redraw the world using people's real-life experiences | The Conversation
"As geographers, we believe story maps can also help people better understand such complex global issues as human rights, climate change and refugee resettlement," write Lauren Drakopulos, a doctoral student in geography at the UW, and Shefali Juneja Lakhina of the University of Wollongong. [This article appeared in several outlets]
opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  Department:Geography  College:Arts&Sciences  natl  The.Conversation  Drakopulos.Lauren 
8 days ago
UW doctor debunks medical myths during Longview lecture | Longview Daily News
Dr. Douglas Paauw, professor of general internal medicine at the UW, debunked a variety of medical myths during a lecture Thursday at the Kirkpatrick Family Care Clinic in Longview.
!UWitM  2018  Paauw.Douglas  UW:Medicine  regl  Longview.Daily.News 
8 days ago
Opinion | Our jails are no place for refugee children | Crosscut
"While the plight of toddlers pulled from their parents’ arms is particularly urgent, this acute crisis should not obscure our understanding of the day-in, day-out cruelty our system inflicts on migrant children," writes Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, director of the UW Center for Human Rights.
Godoy.Angelina  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut  Center.Human.Rights  opinion.analysis 
8 days ago
Bigger, hotter wildfires are worsening air quality in the Northwest | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with UW Bothell environmental chemistry professor Dan Jaffe about why air quality in the Pacific Northwest has been getting worse over the last three decades.
KUOW  regl  Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell  wildfire 
8 days ago
Is Seattle's hot housing market starting to cool down? | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to James Young, director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington, and Aaron Terrazas, economic research director at Zillow, about what's happening with Seattle's housing market.
Washington.Center.Real.Estate  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Young.James  Department:Runstad.Real.Estate 
8 days ago
Ships set sail to track tiny creatures’ carbon trail | GeekWire
After seven years of preparation, two research vessels are heading out of Seattle to begin a 40-day voyage to track how tiny organisms in the ocean affect the world’s carbon balance. Several UW researchers are pictured in the story.
GeekWire  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2018  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  regl 
8 days ago
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes | The New York Times
What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. Dr. Kimberly Harmon, professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
AP  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  Harmon.Kimberly  UW:Medicine  Department:Family.Medicine  Department:Sports.Medicine  natl 
8 days ago
New data on rising sea levels helps drive zoning decisions | Tacoma Weekly
New UW research about changes in sea levels along Washington’s coastline during the coming years now has probability estimates that will prompt discussions and land-use decisions sooner rather than later. Harriet Morgan, a researcher at the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  Washington.Sea.Grant  regl  Tacoma.Weekly  !UWitM  2018  Morgan.Harriet 
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