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How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning

How Twitter is broadening the conversation on death and mourning

Social media is redefining how people grieve, and Twitter in particular — with its ephemeral mix of rapid-fire broadcast and personal expression — is widening the conversation around death and mourning, two UW sociologists say.

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UW research shows biannual spike in divorce filings

UW research shows biannual spike in divorce filings

Associate sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of filings for divorce.

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Twins, especially male identical twins, live longer

Twins, especially male identical twins, live longer

Twins not only have a bestie from birth — they also live longer than singletons. And those two factors may be related, according to new University of Washington research.

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Volunteers with UW’s Burke Museum find T. rex fossil

Volunteers with UW’s Burke Museum find T. rex fossil

Paleontologists with the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones.

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As founding director of the UW’s Center for Global Field Study, professor Randy Kyes has spent 27 years leading field courses on environmental and global health across the world. This summer, he embarks on his 100th journey.

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