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Environment - Sep 17
As we try to take care of ourselves and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, why not also check on our friends in the ocean as well? Whale Saf e - an online tool launched by scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Washington and other partner institutions - allows users to detect and better protect these endangered creatures in the Santa Barbara Channel in near-real time.
Earth Sciences - Sep 16
Earth Sciences

Researchers at the University of Washington, Portland State University and the University of Oregon have shown that deep-seated landslides in the central Oregon Coast Range are triggered mostly by rainfall, not by large offshore earthquakes.

Environment - Sep 11

Alison Cullen , professor and interim dean of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study simultaneous "megafires" and the future management of wildfire risk.

Politics - Sep 4

Politics, above COVID-19 cases or deaths, determined whether states enacted mask mandates during the first months of the pandemic, a new study finds.

Physics - Aug 31

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the University of Washington for graduate students in quantum information science and technology, or QIST.

Life Sciences - Aug 27
Life Sciences

Prepared by Megan Whitney with Harvard University and Christian Sidor with the University of Washington and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Environment - Sep 16

As oceans warm due to climate change, scientists are trying to predict how marine animals - from backboned fish to spineless jellyfish - will react.

Social Sciences - Sep 8

Posted under: News releases , Population Health , Research , Social science New University of Washington research analyzes global fertility trends. Mustafa Omar/Unsplash Widespread use of contraceptives and, to a lesser extent, girls- education through at least age 14 have the greatest impact in bringing down a country's fertility rate.

Environment - Sep 2

Recent news about University of Washington-authored books includes a UW Press book about salmon habitat restoration amid climate change and a paperback edition of a book on the benefits of building reuse.

Life Sciences - Aug 27
Life Sciences

Hibernation is a familiar feature on Earth today. Many animals - especially those that live close to or within polar regions - hibernate to get through the tough winter months when food is scarce, temperatures drop and days are dark.

Computer Science - Aug 26
Computer Science

University of Washington faculty are part of two new National Science Foundation institutes devoted to artificial intelligence research.

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