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Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Dental tumor found in 255-million-year-old mammalian fossil from Tanzania | International Business Times11 hours ago
Paleontologists from the University of Washington studying the mandibles of a gorgonopsian fossil found it suffered from a compound odontoma.
- Opinion | For Asia and the world, the time to invest in outer space infrastructure is now | Forbes11 hours ago
"Infrastructure investment is on the forefront of political agendas around the world," writes Saadia Pekkanen, professor at the UW Jackson School of International Studies. "But this policy spotlight must also now be lifted above us to outer space."
- Urban Freight Lab | Prism Podcast11 hours ago
Researchers at the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab are studying how to best manage infrastructure in packed cities, a useful endeavor during the holidays, when delivery trucks choke our roads.
- A wet weekend ahead and possibly more snow on Monday | KNKX12 hours ago
The winter weather system that covered the Puget Sound region in several inches of snow overnight transitioned to rain as expected on Friday morning. More rain is in the forecast for the weekend, but then another tricky forecast is ahead for Monday, with the possibility of snow once again, says UW atmospheric science professor Cliff Mass.
- Seattle's minimum-wage experiment offers encouraging results | MSNBC12 hours ago
In June 2014, Seattle officials approved a $15 minimum wage, to be phased in over several years. The UW minimum wage study is referenced.
- Compound odontoma tumor found in 255-million-year-old fossil of mammal predecessor | Tech Times14 hours ago
A benign tumor, compound odontoma, found in humans and other mammals manifesting as little outgrowths in the gums must have ached a gorgonopsid some 255 million years ago. This was confirmed by researchers at the UW after a discovery of the said tumor in the fossilized jaw of a gorgonopsid.
- These proto-wombats could chomp like nobody’s business | Mental Floss14 hours ago
Move over, T. rex — there’s a new chompin’ king of the Cretaceous. UW paleontologists say a badger-sized marsupial named Didelphodon vorax may have had the strongest bite force of any mammal ever recorded.
- Muslim fashion steps into the spotlight | The Seattle Times14 hours ago
Muslim women are stylish with a wide range of choices, which will be showcased at a modest fashion show in Redmond this weekend. Reşat Kasaba, director of the UW Jackson School of International Studies, is quoted.
- How Seattle became ‘Cloud City’: Amazon and Microsoft are leading a tech revolution | The Seattle Times14 hours ago
Cloud computing is transforming how business works, and much of it is being driven by Amazon, Microsoft and a group of Silicon Valley companies with local outposts. Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
- 8 ways you can use science to make your new year's resolutions stick | Entrepreneur14 hours ago
Only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their new year's resolutions. If you want to join that exclusive group, then take these eight approaches for making your new year’s resolutions stick. A UW study is referenced.
- Look ma, no hands! Researchers demonstrate video game played with just direct brain stimulation | Tech Times14 hours ago
A team of researchers at the UW have demonstrated for first time that video games could be played with direct brain stimulation — without any sensory cues like touch, vision or hearing.
- Cancerous tumor found in the mouth of 255-million-year-old ferocious 'gorgon' | Daily Mail14 hours ago
A ferocious beast that roamed Earth 255 million years ago would have had a terrible toothache — thanks to a cancerous tumor in its jaws, according to new UW research.
- Weird, toothy tumor found in 255 million-year-old fossil | GeekWire14 hours ago
A weird type of benign tumor has been discovered in an unlikely place: The fossilized jaw of a distant ancestor of present-day mammals that lived 255 million years ago. Christian Sidor, a UW professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum, is quoted.
- In fossil rarity, tumor found in 255-million-year-old beast | The New York Times15 hours ago
UW scientists examining the jawbone of a saber-toothed, mammal-like beast that prowled Tanzania 255 million years ago have come across a remarkable fossil rarity: one of the oldest-known tumors. (This Reuters story appeared in several outlets)
- Offshore quake not on more dangerous Cascadia Subduction Zone | The Seattle Times15 hours ago
An early warning system being tested at the University of Washington and in Oregon and California located Thursday's offshore earthquake within about 27 seconds, and nailed down its magnitude a few seconds later. John Vidale, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
- Scientists: Climate change will cause population of polar bears to plummet | seattlepi.com15 hours ago
The melting of sea ice, vital habitat to polar bears, will cause at least one third of the world's 25,000 polar bears to disappear by the mid-21st Century, according to a new study. A different study by UW researchers is referenced.
- Benign 'toothlet' tumor found in 255-million-year-old fossil | US News15 hours ago
A fossil of a distant ancestor of today's mammals — which include humans — shows evidence of a benign tumor of the jaw, UW scientists report. Christian Sidor, UW professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum, is quoted. (This HealthDay News story appeared in several outlets)
- SportsCenter | Cohen wants to create championship culture at Washington | ESPN1 day ago
UW athletic director Jennifer Cohen explains what it means to be a female AD at a Power 5 school and how former Washington coach Don James influenced her life and offers her take on current coach Chris Petersen.
- Meet Jacob O. Wobbrock: An entrepreneur focused on interactive solutions that improve the user and customer experience | The Huffington Post1 day ago
Jacob O. Wobbrock is a technology professor and entrepreneur focused on interactive solutions that improve the user and customer experience. AnswerDash is a startup company he co-founded that came out of research at the UW Information School.
- Boxing up 28 years of memories from Rep. Jim McDermott’s office | The Seattle Times1 day ago
It took Rep. Jim McDermott’s right-hand staffer Tera Beach 320 hours to list everything from his congressional career being packed up and archived at the UW. McDermott will teach a few master's level sessions at the UW's Jackson School of International Studies.