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Social Sciences - Jan 24
Social Sciences
Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying as early as the sixth grade. "This is one of the first longitudinal studies of rural adolescent handgun carrying across multiple states in the U.S.áIt provides evidence that youth handgun carrying in these settings is not uncommon," said lead author Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar , a UW associate professor of epidemiology.
Environment - Jan 24
Environment

Very occasionally, Earth gets bombarded by a large meteorite. But every day, our planet gets pelted by space dust, micrometeorites that collect on Earth's surface.

Psychology - Jan 22
Psychology

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants' trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy, new research shows.

Environment - Jan 16
Environment

World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment.

Life Sciences - Jan 13

A commercial fishing vessel near Morro Bay, California, returning to harbor. Michael L. Baird/Flickr Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are increasing in abundance.

Environment - Dec 30, 2019
Environment

Life as we know it requires phosphorus. It's one of the six main chemical elements of life, it forms the backbone of DNA and RNA molecules, acts as the main currency for energy in all cells and anchors the lipids that separate cells from their surrounding environment.

Pedagogy - Jan 23
Pedagogy

Knowledge of multiple languages has long been shown to have lifelong benefits, from enhancing communication skills to boosting professional opportunities to staving off the cognitive effects of aging.

Life Sciences - Jan 21
Life Sciences

Without their keen sense of smell, mosquitoes wouldn't get very far. They rely on this sense to find a host to bite and spots to lay eggs.

Life Sciences - Jan 15

A recently dead common murre found by a citizen scientist on a routine monthly survey in January 2016. An intact, fresh bird indicates scavengers have not yet arrived. This carcass has probably only been on the beach a few hours.

Health - Jan 9
Health

While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington, nearly 3,000 people filled out a one-page survey asking how they stored guns at home and other household information.

Music - Dec 19, 2019

A teacher discusses respectful world travel, a historian explores Silicon Valley's evolution, a professor and violist plays the music of Robert Schumann and a late English faculty member's meditation on Seattle returns..





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