January 15, 2015
An international team led by the University of Washington has discovered a way to determine the tree cover and density of trees, shrubs and bushes in locations over time based on clues in the cells of plant fossils preserved in rocks and soil.
November 6, 2014
Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, University of Washington researchers now explain how to “erase” them.
October 3, 2014
Using evolutionary biology is one way to try to outwit evolution where it is happening too quickly and to perhaps find accommodations when evolution occurs too slowly.
September 23, 2014
Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been lost naturally and not because of injury.
August 6, 2014
Scientists writing in the current issue of Conservation Biology call for marine protected areas and partially protected areas to help penguins cope.
June 26, 2014
New research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong shows that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers.
June 4, 2014
Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.
May 21, 2014
Comb jellies – and not sponges – may lay claim as the earliest ancestors of animals, according to new research in Nature.
May 12, 2014
A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail with active learning according to the largest analysis ever of studies comparing lecturing to active learning in undergraduate education
May 7, 2014
At an event in Washington, D.C. a UW biology student presented her research into the global connections between consumers and goods that come from agriculture and forest production.Next Page »