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The oft-repeated mantra that correlation does not imply causation is not always effective. The media, the general public, and even scientists themselves, are often guilty of seeing cause-and-effect when there...Read more
Plant scientists have observed that when levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves.
But the consequences of...Read more
For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must...Read more
The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline. In 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature...Read more
This week, a team of research scientists climbed into a small submarine and plunged to the bottom of the Salish Sea off San Juan Island, in search...Read more
UW Biology today opened the doors to a new Life Sciences Building that will transform learning, teaching and research for generations.
The $171 million Life Sciences complex includes seven floors...Read more
New research is showing that climate change is expected to accelerate rates of crop loss due to the activity of another group of hungry creatures — insects....Read more