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Recent mentions of the University of Washington in the news
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- Mapping how climate change and manmade barriers will affect animal migration | CityLab1 day ago
Global warming over the next century means that species will move to cooler climates, but manmade barriers often stand in the way. Data collected in part by the UW is represented in an interactive map.
- WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook | WSJ1 day ago
The messaging service WhatsApp will start sharing phone numbers and other user data with Facebook Inc., a moneymaking strategy that strays from its promise that little would change when the app was acquired by the social network in 2014. Ryan Calo, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
- Divorce rates spike in March and August — and here's why | Bustle1 day ago
While many are falling over themselves in love during the spring, a new study has found that divorce filings spike seasonally, too. The study by sociology associate professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini, both of the UW, examined filings for divorce in Washington from 2001 to 2015.
- It’s our fault that AI thinks white names are more 'pleasant' than black names | Motherboard1 day ago
If you have a name like Ebony or Jamal at the top of your resume, new research suggests that some algorithms will make less “pleasant” associations with your moniker than if you are named Emily or Matt. Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the UW, is mentioned.
- Back to school for kids with chronic pain | US News1 day ago
For kids living with chronic pain, ordinary parts of the school day that most kids take for granted – going to class, sitting at a desk, concentrating on assignments, walking to the cafeteria – become much harder. Dr. Tonya Palermo, professor of anesthesiology, pediatrics and psychiatry at the UW, is quoted.
- Summer is over and maybe your marriage | CNBC1 day ago
As summer winds down, so may your marriage. University of Washington researchers studying court records in the state found a "twin peaks" pattern of divorce filings — in March and August. Brian Serafini, doctoral candidate in sociology at the UW, is quoted.
- A teardown a day: Bulldozing the way for bigger homes in Seattle, suburbs | The Seattle Times1 day ago
Home demolitions have altered residential neighborhoods across King County, as small bungalows are replaced by large, boxlike houses that on average cost about three times as much. Rick Mohler, associate professor of architecture at the UW, is quoted.
- Baby talk: The surprising reason it's good for babies | Huffington Post1 day ago
For some people, the presence of babies automatically triggers the urge to make a high-pitched voice and increase the amount of nonsensical words in their vocabulary. This phenomenon is called baby talk. A recent UW study is referenced.
- Bloom and doom: Pokémon Go-like art project explores climate change | The Seattle Times1 day ago
‘Gardens of the Anthropocene’: Artist Tamiko Thiel, with help from University of Washington scientists, wrangles with climate change and plant species through augmented-reality art.
- Y’all need to chill about Proxima Centauri b | WIRED1 day ago
In case you weren’t on Earth on Wednesday, here’s what you missed: Astronomers found a planet as close by as a planet could possibly be—in the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. Rory Barnes, professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.
- 'Putrid' corpse flower expected to bloom soon | KUOW News and Information1 day ago
The University of Washington Biology Department has loaned the Volunteer Park Conservatory a so-called corpse flower that emits an odor reminiscent of a decaying body.
- Interactive map shows how animals will migrate in response to climate change | Popular Science1 day ago
Ecologist Dan Majka and other researchers from the Nature Conservancy and the University of Washington plotted the likely routes of 2,954 species as they travel from their current habitats to areas that will better suit their needs. The data is now visualized in a map.
- Divorce filings peak in August and March | Mental Floss1 day ago
The summer and the holiday season may put a strain on your marriage. That’s according to new research from the University of Washington that suggests divorce rates follow a biannual pattern, spiking in August and March.
- Mideast violence erasing decades of health gains | UPI1 day ago
The 2010 Arab uprising and more recent Mideast wars have harmed health and shortened life expectancy in many countries across the eastern Mediterranean, a new UW study shows. Ali Mokdad, professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
- Violence in Syria has drastically shortened the life spans of its citizens | Mic1 day ago
The turbulence of the last six years in the Middle East has done more than just destabilize the region — it's knocked as many as five years off the life expectancies of local populations, according to a new UW study.
- What the new planet says about life in the universe | Bloomberg View1 day ago
The newly discovered planet Proxima b is about to change the focus of astronomy for decades to come — and maybe longer, if it reveals signs of life. Victoria Meadows, an astrobiologist at the UW’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory, is quoted.
- Life expectancy in Syria has taken a major hit | Mother Jones1 day ago
A new UW study finds that war and instability are a serious threat to health in Middle Eastern countries. Ali Mokdad, professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
- Syrian life expectancy drops six years as war rages | VICE News1 day ago
The Arab Spring uprisings that spread across the Middle East in 2011 eventually led to regime changes, civil society crackdowns, and several bloody conflicts. More than five years later, new data from the UW shows life expectancy in several countries, from Libya to Syria, has also taken a hit.
- Here's where animals will mass migrate as the planet changes | Fast Company1 day ago
Created by researchers from the University of Washington and the Nature Conservancy, Migrations in Motion models the migration paths of 2,954 different North and South American species using projected climate change patterns over the next 100 years.
- Average lifespan longer for twins | US News2 days ago
Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new UW study says. (This Health Day News story appeared in several outlets)