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Microbes help unlock phosphorus for plant growth
Study shows plant extinction is more common than previously realized
US seafood industry flounders due to COVID-19
UW part of $5.8M contract to study wireless charging on moon
Archive of animal migration in Arctic
Experts release new management strategies for malignant colorectal polyps
Polymer derived from material in shrimp’s shells could deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites
Flying through wildfire smoke plumes could improve smoke forecasts
No social distancing in Cretaceous: New study finds earliest evidence for mammal social behavior
Models show how COVID-19 cuts a neighborhood path
UW awarded $23.5M to build floating robots as part of NSF project to monitor world’s oceans
Vanessa Freije of UW Jackson School explores Mexican politics, journalism in new book ‘Citizens of Scandal’
UW seeks Latinos caring for relatives, friends with dementia to develop better training program
Simple actions can help people survive landslides, UW analysis shows
UW jumps two spots to No. 8 in US News Best Global Universities ranking
Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage, study finds
Early-arriving endangered Chinook salmon take brunt of sea lion predation on Columbia
Healthy life expectancy across Australia on rise as latest global disease estimates revealed
Chronic disease and public health failures fuel COVID-19 pandemic
For single adults and families alike, higher cost of living in all Washington counties
UW awarded NIH grant for training in advanced data analytics for behavioral and social sciences
Act now on wildfires, global climate change, Human health, study says
Researchers use flying insects to drop sensors from air, land them safely on ground
Turning hotels into emergency shelter as part of COVID-19 response limited spread of coronavirus
All together now: Experiments with twisted 2D materials catch electrons behaving collectively
Greenland is on track to lose ice faster than in any century over past 12,000 years, study finds
Aquatic hitchhikers: Using mobile technology to predict invasive species transmission
Penn State a partner in new NSF Physics Frontier Center
Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides as US deals with ‘de facto availability’
Some polar bears in far north are getting short-term benefit from thinning ice
Online tool detects whales and ships in California’s Santa Barbara Channel in near real-time
Most landslides in western Oregon triggered by heavy rainfall, not big earthquakes
Marine animals live where ocean is most ‘breathable,’ but ranges could shrink with climate change
How birth control, girls’ education can slow population growth
Mask mandates delayed by nearly a month in Republican-led states, UW study finds
AGA recommends bidirectional endoscopy for most patients with iron deficiency anemia
Mount Everest summit success rates double, death rate stays same over last
Terms in Seattle-area rental ads reinforce neighborhood segregation, study says
Failure to ‘flatten curve’ may kill more people than we thought
February lockdown in China caused a drop in some types of air pollution, but not others
UW team developing model to help lower COVID-19 infections
Systemic racism has consequences for all life in cities
Tropical fisheries projected to decline 40 per cent by 2050s
Tropical fisheries projected to decline 40 per cent by 2050s
New studies show how to save parasites and why it’s important
Deep-sea anglerfishes have evolved a new type of immune system
Immune functions traded in for reproductive success
Pristine air over Southern Ocean suggests early industrial era’s clouds not so different from today’s