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life on earth
2015-02-16 14:11:36

The ability to use atmospheric nitrogen to support more widespread life was thought to have appeared roughly 2 billion years ago. Now research from the University of Washington looking at some of the planet's oldest rocks finds evidence that 3.2 billion years ago, life was already pulling nitrogen out of the air and converting it into a form that could support larger communities.

2015-02-05 23:10:09

UW School of Nursing and Pharmacy research professors provide Seattle-area seniors with new tips and tools for healthy aging through dynamic movement, social interaction and intentional rest.

2015-02-02 08:30:18

Launched by BioMotiv, the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Washington CLEVELAND and SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, Feb.

deep ice cores
2015-01-21 14:47:18

Braving the conditions of the South Pole, researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California, Irvine are in the process of drilling the first-ever deep ice core from that region of Antarctica.

methane bubbles rising
2014-12-11 05:22:35

Ocean temperatures around the world are increasing and one consequence of those rising temperatures is the release of methane from the sea floor off the coast of Washington.

wolves and livestock
2014-12-05 04:44:42

In the early 20th century, wolves were nearly hunted to extinction in North America because they were endangering livestock. A new study from the Washington State University reveals, however, that it is actually counter-productive to kill wolves in order to protect livestock.

2014-12-04 16:27:56

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Software Publishing, Inc.

exoplanet
2014-12-04 14:40:04

Planets orbiting close to low-mass stars — easily the most common stars in the universe — are prime targets in the search for extraterrestrial life.

2014-11-15 23:01:56

One hundred educators, optometrists, lawyers, computer program developers, students, and representatives from state and national politics came together at the University of Washington Bothell


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.