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Bowhead Whale Songs Are Complex and Copied, New Study Shows

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with e...

Amanda Knox Gives Journalism Another Shot Post-Murder Trial

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media
Sarah Toce

With her feet planted firmly on the ground again, instead of making the headlines, she's writing them. West Seattle native Knox has taken up the task of freelancing for the West Seattle Herald.

New Study Reveals Secret To Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce

Many consider infidelity to be a marital dealbreaker. But a new study conducted by researchers from UCLA and the University of Washington suggests...

Even Babies Can Be Racially Biased

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

Toddlers picking playmates seems like a pretty innocent occurrence, but one team of researchers has set out to determine just how early racial bias st...

Week 6 Game of the Week: Washington @ Stanford

Paul Bessire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Paul Bessire

These are two very good, balanced, complete college football teams. Look for a lower scoring (by Pac-12 standards), close game where a key play call or turnover decides the victor late, yet the game stays within a touchdown either way for most of the contest.

Campus and Community: The New Sustainable Inclusivity

Charles Kennedy | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Charles Kennedy

Universities are not isolated ivory towers; they are attached to surrounding communities. So, one of the most important questions is how do on-campus sustainability efforts ripple out, well beyond the quadrangle, to the non-collegiate neighborhood at large?

Diversity Course Now Required For Graduation At This University

Seattle Times | Lornet Turnbull | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices

Saying it has an obligation to prepare students for a more global society, the University of Washington will require undergrads to complete a course i...

Be Bullish on College Baseball

Kai Sato | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Kai Sato

While it's unlikely that college baseball will be able to contend with the dominance of football and basketball anytime soon, the market is growing steadily.

The Millennials' New Planetary Passion

Ana Mari Cauce | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Ana Mari Cauce

I am so impressed with the passion and intelligence that our Millennial students are bringing to bear on sustainability issues. It is a true demonstration of head and heart working together. It's also a real example of learning that will have meaning, both on and off campus.

Eating This Could Add More Than Two Years To Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty

Eating fish could slash an older person's risk of dying prematurely by more than a quarter, and their risk of dying from heart disease by more than a ...

How to Tackle the Most Critical Environmental Issues of 2013

Lisa J. Graumlich | Posted 05.21.2013 | College
Lisa J. Graumlich

Joining together in cutting-edge research or real-world projects is the only way we can effectively and efficiently tackle the critical challenges facing our planet in the 21st century.

Preschool Kids and Television

Susan Kim | Posted 04.26.2013 | Parents
Susan Kim

Preschoolers, middle-graders, preteens and young adults may all be separated by only a few years, but are so divided by their interests, needs, humor, language and abilities as to practically be separate species.

Cara Santa Maria

WHOA: Do We Live In A Simulated Universe? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.24.2012 | Science

Have you ever wondered whether all this--you, your life, the universe--is just a sophisticated computer simulation? Martin Savage, a physicist at t...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Washington State University Student Student Falls 11 Stories And Survives

Posted 12.11.2012 | College

A Washington State University student fell out of a dorm room window on the 11th story and survived, the Daily Evergreen reports. The university s...

Top 10 Social Media Savvy Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.11.2012 | College

If your main methods of communication are Tweeting and posting, these schools will be perfect for you. This installment of the 2013 Unigo College Ran...

Does Megachurch 'High' Explain Their Success?

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 08.20.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Maybe religion really is the opiate of the masses -- just not the way Karl Marx imagined. A University of Washington study posits that wo...

Why Is Gay Divorce So Complicated?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 09.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The media has been increasingly focused on the legal circumstances of same-sex marriage while overlooking the even more complex situation of same-sex divorce.

The Sticky Situation Your Marriage Isn’t Likely To Survive

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 06.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Ask anyone how an affair affects marriage and they will likely say that infidelity is severely damaging. So what has been the view of family scientists and clinicians?

How Reliable Is 'Gaydar?' New Study Yields Surprises

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/16/2012 02:19 PM EDT on LiveScience People can judge with surprising accuracy whether...

7 University of Washington Students Injured In Brutal Van Crash

AP | Posted 04.27.2012 | College

BRADLEY, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol says two vans carrying 22 University of Washington students to a conference collided on a centra...

The 10 Best Value Public Colleges

Posted 02.07.2012 | College

Everybody wants to get the best bang for their buck in higher education -- but what colleges really are the best value? The Princeton Review recent...

Would You Put A Computerized Lens In Your Eye?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living

In a move that could revolutionize the way we think of hands-free communication, scientists have invented a bionic contact lens that could display rea...

Chase CEO's 'Freedom' Not what It Used To Be

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

When JP Morgan/Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came to Seattle on November 2 he experienced the growing power of the national occupation movement. It was no longer possible for him to slip into town and address the business class without being challenged by the 99%.