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Published: 10/02/2017

Writing in 1916, conservationist John Muir noted that "there is not a 'fragment' in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself." A century...Read more

Published: 09/29/2017

Every face does not tell a story; it tells thousands of them. Over evolutionary time, the human brain has become an exceptional reader of the human face—computerlike, we like to think....Read more

Published: 09/25/2017

It has become an almost essential element of academic life, from college lecture halls to elementary classrooms: the group assignment.

Dreaded by some, loved by others, group projects typically aim...Read more

Published: 09/15/2017
From left, Sharon Chan, Seattle Times vice president of innovation, product & development; Michele Matassa Flores, Seattle Times managing editor; Jevin West, UW assistant professor; Delip Rao, founder of Joostware;...Read more
Published: 09/18/2017

The construction of a dam in central Brazil has spurred remarkably fast evolution of geckos in the region. In just 15 years, the lizards’ heads have grown larger—an adaptation that...Read more

Published: 09/15/2017

Starfish have a superpower, one that seem almost magical—they can regenerate entire limbs. If one of their five appendages becomes stricken with an incurable disease, they just drop it off...Read more

Published: 09/06/2017

Kristin Campbell is a recent graduate from the University of Washington Biology Department. She currently volunteers for the Burke Museum’s Mammalogy Collection and continues to research sea otter skull morphology...Read more

Published: 09/05/2017

A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will daylight thousands of specimens from their museum shelves by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available online to...Read more

Published: 09/05/2017

Tucker is a very good boy. Oh yes he is. His fine-tuned snout has sniffed out even the most elusive of orca feces floating atop the Salish Sea, some as...Read more

Published: 07/19/2017

The Cabernard lab and collaborators recently published in Developmental Cell and found that cell and tissue morphogenesis depends on the correct regulation of non-muscle Myosin II, but how this motor protein...Read more