May 14, 1999
Chip Hanauer’s restored voice gives him a new lease on life
Chip Hanauer was at the pinnacle of the unlimited hydroplane racing world when he walked away three years ago, having won the sport?s top race, the APBA Gold Cup, 10 times, and 58 races overall.
May 13, 1999
Scientists use fossilized emu eggshells to discern changes in vegetation, provide additional evidence of human impact on Australian landscape
A report in the May 14 issue of Science, describing a novel approach to reconstructing paleovegetation, presents the first continuous vegetation record from the Australian interior extending back to 65,000 years ago.
May 12, 1999
Educational Opportunity Program honors students at banquet
Outstanding students in the University of Washington’s Educational Opportunity Program will be honored at the EOP banquet, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the Convention Center.
May 11, 1999
Harborview unit provides critical support to thousands of residents in need
King County residents who need the services of mental-health professionals, substance-abuse specialists and care givers trained to treat developmental disabilities have a special place and medical program of their own – the Crisis Triage Unit (CTU) at Harborview Medical Center.
May 10, 1999
Endangered species’ recovery plans face comprehensive scientific review
Species recovery plans have multiplied quickly since the Endangered Species Act was spawned 25 years ago. But there’s still a question of how well the more than 900 species listed as endangered or threatened are recovering. Now a University of Washington zoologist is spearheading a national effort to review 200 recovery plans in detail.
Scientific trials of so-called ‘wonder’ hormone treatment for autism will be conducted in Seattle, Denver
Secretin, a hormone that some parents claim possesses almost magical properties as a treatment for autism, will be scientifically tested in large-scale trials starting later this month in Seattle and Denver.
May 7, 1999
School of Nursing’s 20th Soule Lecture focuses on ethical challenges posed by genetics testing
Deciphering the human genome and the increasing availability of genetic testing raise ethical, legal and social challenges. The University of Washington School of Nursing will address these challenges when it hosts the 20th annual Elizabeth Sterling Soule Lecture.
May 4, 1999
Evidence found for three prehistoric Everett-area earthquakes
Western Washington’s two major earthquakes this century had minimal impact north of Seattle. But new evidence suggests that in the previous 1,100 years an area between Everett and Marysville experienced at least three earthquakes of at least moderate intensity that produced liquefaction.
May 3, 1999
Geologists review history of huge Cascadia earthquakes
Major Puget Sound-area earthquakes in 1949 and 1965 are but a dim memory for most people who lived through them. But geological records going back thousands of years imply an even greater hazard in the Cascadia subduction zone than is reflected in 200 years of written history.
Log pinpoints timing of Puget Sound earthquake 1,100 years ago
A Douglas fir log plucked from a sewer trench along the shores of Puget Sound has helped scientists narrow the time frame for a major earthquake more than a millenium ago, the last big rupture of the Seattle fault.« Previous Page Next Page »