September 20, 2013
Myth busting: Why so many spiders in late summer?
September 19, 2013
Cognitive rehabilitation improves brain function in cancer survivors
A new study shows that cancer survivors who experience memory and thinking problems may benefit from cognitive rehabilitation.
Arts Roundup: Photos, lectures — and new exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery
As the new school year gears up, the arts on campus come alive with an array of exhibits, lectures and performances to enjoy.
Mantas, devil rays butchered for apothecary trade now identifiable
Dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays started appearing in apothecary shops in recent years, but there’s been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered. Now scientists have discovered enough differences to identify the giant manta and eight devil rays using the dried filters.College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, Department of Biology, Friday Harbor Laboratories
September 18, 2013
Cables, instruments installed in the deep sea off Pacific Northwest coast
In a seven-week cruise this past summer, oceanographers and students laid 14 miles of extension cable and installed about a dozen instruments for a historic deep-sea observatory.College of the Environment, John Delaney, Ocean Observatories Initiative, Oceanography, School of Oceanography
Documents that Changed the World: The Riot Act, 1714
When does a gathering become a riot? According to the United Kingdom’s Riot Act of 1714, it’s when local authorities say so.Documents that Changed the World, Joe Janes, UW Infor
September 17, 2013
Stronger winds explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica
Despite warming temperatures, Antarctic sea ice is on track to hit a record high. A new study suggests stronger polar winds can explain the recent increase in Southern Hemisphere sea ice.Applied Physics Laboratory, Axel Schweiger, climate change, Jinlun Zhang, polar science, sea ice
Emotional attachment to robots could affect outcome on battlefield
As the military designs field robots to be more human or animal-like, it’s important to study whether soldiers could become emotionally attached to the mechanical tools and less willing to send them into harm’s way.College of Education, Julie Carpenter, robots, soldiers
Door open for migrant students at UW
In spite of economic recovery, U.S. poverty rate remains high
Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today show that, for the second year in a row, the poverty rate for the U.S. remained stable at 15 percent in 2012. Although the median annual income did not fall in 2012, it remains 8.3 percent below median income in 2007.U.S. Census Bureau, West Coast Poverty Center
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