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Barrels of ancient Antarctic air aim to track history of rare gas
UW scientist to lead NASA field study of East Coast snowstorms
Outlook for polar regions in a 2 degrees warmer world
Better wildfire and smoke predictions with new vegetation database
For some corals, meals can come with a side of microplastics
Carpentry Compiler helps woodworkers design objects that they can actually make
Researchers get ‘glimpse into a human mind’ as it makes choices in groups, social media
Dads in prison can bring poverty, instability for families on outside
Among transgender children, gender identity as strong as in cisgender children, study shows
UW aerospace engineer part of $1.7M grant to study corals
New Weill Neurohub will unite UCSF, UC Berkeley, UW in race to find new treatments for brain
Team uses golden ‘lollipop’ to observe elusive interference effect at nanoscale
Fall storms, coastal erosion focus of northern Alaska research cruise
Swordfish as oceanographers? Satellite tags allow research of ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ off Florida
Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at nanoscale
New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells
Political scientist Megan Ming Francis to edit new series on race, ethnicity, politics
Popular third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations
Teen marijuana use may have next-generation effects
Hubble captures galaxies’ ghostly gaze
New fossil trove documents recovery of life on Earth after dinosaur-killing asteroid impact
UW team sending autonomous surfboard to explore Antarctic waters
Humpback whale population on rise after near miss with extinction
Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts
Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows
Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously
First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants’ breathing
Fishing for triple bottom line: profit, planet – and people
New paper explores race, representation in campaign finance
Genes contribute to dog breeds’ iconic traits
New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions
Inspired by Northern clingfish, researchers make a better suction cup
Engineering lecture series focuses on future of food
Pay, flexibility, advancement: They all matter for workers’ health and safety, study shows
Galaxy found to float in a tranquil sea of halo gas
Two UW ice researchers to participate in year-long drift across Arctic Ocean
Introducing VPLanet: A virtual planet simulator for modeling distant worlds across time
Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena
Americans would rather drive themselves to work than have an autonomous vehicle drive them
KATRIN cuts mass estimate for elusive neutrino in half
Tides don’t always flush water out to sea, study shows
Breakthrough Foundation honors UW researcher studying ‘exotic’ states of matter
Lightning ‘superbolts’ form over oceans from November to February
New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in open ocean
Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers
Tribal sovereignty and courts, mentoring through fan fiction, UW Press paperback editions
New tools to minimize risks in shared, augmented-reality environments
‘Hidden’ data exacerbates rural public health inequities