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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…

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NYT traces melting ice on Mount Rainier, telling a story that begins at the construction of the road into Mount Rainier National Park in the early 20th century. The glacier has shrunk by over a mile since the road was built. The article goes on to explore other glaciers in the PNW and commen…

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The UW hopes to help engage students with the effects of climate change through presentations on the HUB Lawn. UW Earth Day is an event organized in collaboration with a student planning committee, UW Sustainability, and the College of the Environment. Exhibition booths from various organiza…

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Amazon is powerful, so much so that we gripe about its influence and then quietly order detergent to be delivered by mail. (Because you can only use your roommate's detergent in secret for so long.) GeekWire reports that with Amazon moving a team to Bellevue, the city is accelerating plans f…

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Welcome to the second in a series of science dawg blog posts, and the first by me, a humanities student who has taken BIOL 180 and is therefore totally qualified for this. Here’s the latest.

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In the shadows of the sparkling new computer science building lies an underground laboratory housed by the unassuming civil engineering hall. It may not have sleek black windows or glowing elevator lights, but the RAPID lab boasts some of the fastest computers and sweetest technology on campus.