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Washington state hosts some of the most fascinating forests in the country. However, it also provides habitats for pests that feed on trees. These insects, which often cause trees to lose leaves, are known as defoliators. 

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The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is located within the department of sociology and features a team made up of undergraduates, graduates, and professors who work to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in science at the UW and around the country.

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Renowned theoretical physicist and UW professor Ann Nelson passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, after suffering a fatal fall while backpacking with family and friends in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in the Central Cascades. 

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Keeping players safe while maintaining the fundamentals of the game of soccer is a tricky balance to nail. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician at UW Medicine Sports Institute, is working to get the ball rolling on the technique behind safe soccer headers.   

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It’s easy to feel safe in Seattle and to see wildfires as a problem in drier states, especially with our sprawling waterfront and views of green trees in any direction. However, as signs of climate change have become increasingly visible, wildfires become more common and more serious in the …

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The UW’s Dr. Kelly Stevens, a professor of bioengineering, is leading a group of scientists and bioengineers from the UW, Rice University, and Duke University in an effort to 3D-print organs. Their findings were published on May 3 in Science Magazine.

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A ferry boat hit a humpback whale and The Seattle Times has turned it into a positive story. The collision was said to be the result of an increased population of humpback whales, which have previously had extremely low numbers, so yay! On the negative side, however, the resurgence means Tue…

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In addition to breathtaking views and warm weather every spring, enough tourists appear to cause long, winding lines of cars down Pend-Oreille road, crowding the UW campus. Most of these visitors end up swarming one of UW’s more iconic attractions: the cherry blossoms.

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Accessibility issues in the greater Seattle area can be painstaking to those are afflicted with physical disabilities. Wheelchair users have reported that deficiencies in the city’s geography such as uneven sidewalks, cracks in the pavement, steep or missing curb ramps, and other difficultie…

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A team of UW researchers developed an app that can detect ear infections. Such innovations have the potential to make health services more accessible outside of the doctor’s office. The app, in coordination with a paper funnel placed to the ear, measures changes in sound waves as they bounce…

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Editor’s note: Our coverage of the UW’s 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium once again seeks to highlight just a small fraction of the over 1,200 UW students who are engaged in research across all disciplines. Students from within the university and across the region descended in wa…

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Happy Thursday science fiends! Niki is on a midterm sabbatical right now, which means I, your sassy science editor, am subbing in to provide this week’s science tea. Here’s the latest:

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Toss out your quinoa and pull up a chair because, folks, we’re eating seaweed! It’s good for you and for our planet, too. Kelp removes excess chemicals from the ocean, such as carbon dioxide, and cleans our oceans while being harvested. And, good news for us, there are experimental kelp farm…