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Innovation - May 16
Innovation
Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is "creepy.” Kids in a new study described creepy technology as something that is unpredictable or poses an ambiguous threat that might cause physical harm or threaten an important relationship.
Health - May 15
Health

. This condition occurs when fluid builds up in the middle ear behind the eardrum and is infected. This buildup is also common in another condition called otitis media with effusion. Any kind of fluid

Chemistry - May 10
Chemistry

Water, despite its central place in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery in many respects.

Health - May 6

For many people who care for aging parents, one solution is a safe, responsible nursing home. But an increasingly common means of ensuring that safety - security cameras installed by relatives - may do more harm than good, says Clara Berridge , an assistant professor of social work at the University of Washington.

Life Sciences - May 2
Life Sciences

Humans may be forgiven for overlooking bats. After all, many bat species are out and about when we're turning in.

Social Sciences - May 1

Americans appear more willing to support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if that path includes serving in the United States military, according to new research from political scientists at the University of Washington.

Career - May 13
Career

"Nothing about us without us” is a phrase often used to express the need for people to have a say in designing policies that affect their own lives.

Environment - May 8
Environment

Just over one-third of the world's 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published May 8 in Nature.

Physics - May 3
Physics

Scientists are excited about diamonds - not the types that adorn jewelry, but the microscopic variety that are less than the width of a human hair.

Life Sciences - May 1
Life Sciences

Arsenic is a deadly poison for most living things, but new research shows that microorganisms are breathing arsenic in a large area of the Pacific Ocean.

Palaeontology - Apr 30
Palaeontology

A new study published April 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal communities since they first emerged during the Age of




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