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The Elephant in the Room

Big and small, bird and pachyderm, each has its place on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, and both compete for resources in one small national conservation park in Kenya.
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Blast Waves and Brain Damage

A team of UW and Veterans Affairs researchers has gathered the first direct evidence that blast waves from roadside bombs can cause long-term changes in soldiers’ brains Read more.
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The Orbit of Influence

Weird neighbors make life more challenging. That’s a well-established principle here on Earth, but it turns out to apply in deep space as well, according to new research by a team including Rory Barnes, a postdoctoral astronomy and astrobiology researcher at the UW. Read more.
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UW & the Big Spill

Two UW mechanical engineering professors were tapped by the federal government earlier this year to help figure out the amount of petroleum spilling from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.