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News Digest: Discount Stanford tickets for faculty/staff, checklist for smart computing, scorecard for St. Helens, Honor: D. Boersma, environmental-humanities confab

Posted: September 24, 2012

Discount Stanford football game tickets for faculty/staff || It's a new year: UW offers checklist for secure/smart computing || Dee Boersma receives Motar Board award || First transatlantic environmental humanities conference starts Friday Read more »

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Low income linked to poorer health in both U.S. and England, despite different health systems

Posted: September 20, 2012

Although the English are generally healthier than Americans, both countries grapple with large health inequalities. A new study suggests that in both countries, health and wealth are tightly linked. The study, published online Sept. 20 in the American Journal of Public Health, links income level with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma and other health conditions.... Read more »

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The original Twitter? Tiny electronic tags monitor birds’ social networks

Posted: September 20, 2012

A tiny digital tag developed at the UW can for the first time see when birds meet in the wild, offering a window into animal social networks. A study in Current Biology used the tags to track the social habits of New Caledonian crows, and found a surprising amount of interaction among the tool-using birds. Read more »