From reports on new planets and extinction theories to singing whales, cloud geoengineering, American megachurches and ethical computer hacking, UW News and Information published some interesting stories over the too-short summer of 2012.
Did you miss some of them? Here’s another chance — our top 10 most read stories of the summer.
God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches: James Wellman, associate professor of American religion, with co-authors Katie Corcoran and Kate Stockly-Meyerdirk.
Dinosaur die out might have been second of two closely timed extinctions: Thomas Tobin, doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, with faculty members Peter Ward and Eric Steig.
Experiment would test cloud geoengineering as way to slow warming: Rob Wood, assistant professor, atmospheric sciences.
Engineering students race first 3-D printed boat in Milk Carton Derby – with slideshow: The UW student club Washington Open Object Fabricators; faculty adviser Mark Ganter, professor of mechanical engineering.
Astronomers spy two planets in tight quarters as they orbit a distant star: Eric Agol, professor of astronomy.
Critically endangered whales sing like birds; new recordings hint at rebound — with audio: Kate Stafford, oceanographer.
‘Control-Alt-Hack’ game lets players try their hand at computer security: Yoshi Kohno, associate professor of computer science and engineering, with doctoral student Tamara Denning.
Back to school tips for parents from UW psychologists: Liliana Lengua, professor of psychology; Clayton Cook, assistant professor of educational psychology; James Mazza, professor of educational psychology.
New book explores Noah’s Flood; says Bible and science can get along: David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences.