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Published: 02/15/2019

Burke Museum, University of Washington, and Brandon University

Seattle—The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven’t always been here.

In a recent study published in the...Read more

Published: 02/14/2019

Parenthood can be a struggle, particularly for families with multiple children in need of care, nurturing, protection and attention. But a weary mom or dad may find...Read more

Published: 02/11/2019

Congratulations to Tri Pham and Clemens Cabernard for their recent publication in iScience!

The paper describes cellular and biophysical mechanisms underlying the formation of sibling cell size...Read more

Published: 01/31/2019

Antarctica wasn’t always a frozen wasteland—250 million years ago, it was covered in forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dipped below freezing. It was also home to diverse wildlife,...Read more

Published: 01/23/2019

There are more wolves in Washington state than officials originally estimated. A lot more.

In the most recent estimate from 2018, officials counted 24 packs. The state reports a growth...Read more

Published: 01/02/2019

As scientific funding becomes increasingly scarce, professors in STEM fields spend more time in their offices writing grant applications: by ...Read more

Published: 01/02/2019

Like most of their stout-bodied, flippered kin, Magellanic penguins spend much of their lives in the ocean. From late autumn through winter and into spring in the Southern Hemisphere, these...Read more

Published: 12/03/2018

*All photographs by Jaymi Heimbuch

In the UW's Conservation Canines program, rescue dogs find a home and a purpose in tracking wildlife scat for science. Photographer Jaymi...Read more

Published: 12/12/2018

In a paper published Dec. 12 in the journal ...Read more

Published: 12/03/2018

On October 12, the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology recognized UW Biology Associate Professor Greg Wilson with the Alf Award for Excellence in Paleontological Research and Education at the...Read more