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Medicine Feb 22
When scientists have conducted research in Native American communities, the process and the results have sometimes been controversial. There have been a few well-known cases, such as the 1979 Barrow Alcohol Study , in which researchers examined substance use in the tiny Arctic Circle town and issued findings to the press, before briefing the local community.
Civil Engineering Feb 22
Civil Engineering

In Amazon's hometown, people turn to their computers to order everything from groceries to last-minute birthday presents to the odd toothbrush or medication forgotten from the store.

Physics Feb 20

Although mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones let us communicate, work and access information wirelessly, their batteries must still be charged by plugging them in to an outlet.

Environment Feb 9

Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore.

Environment Feb 7

Researchers at the University of Washington were among the co-authors of a new study that uses ice core data to see how Earth's climate behaved at the end of the last ice age, when the Laurentide Ice Sheet covering much of North America retreated about 16,000 years ago.

Environment Feb 20

Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating.

Physics Feb 12

For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras.

Environment Feb 8

To successfully manage fisheries, factors in the environment that affect fish - like food sources, predators and habitat - should be considered as part of a holistic management plan.

Life Sciences Feb 7
Life Sciences

New research from the University of Washington suggests that the Egyptian fruit bat is using similar techniques to those preferred by modern-day military and civil surveillance.

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