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Published: 11/16/2016

I am pleased to announce that Professor Liz Van Volkenburgh has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, beginning January 1, 2017,...Read more

Published: 11/14/2016

Women researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments tend to have a wider range of collaborators than men, but are still significantly underrepresented, especially in genomics, according to...Read more

Published: 11/08/2016

More than 90 percent of ivory in large, seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, ...Read more

Published: 11/02/2016

Our nervous systems are remarkable translators, channeling information from many sources and initiating appropriate behavioral responses.

But though we know how a lot about how neurons work, scientists do not...Read more

Published: 10/25/2016


The White House designated today, October 25, 2016 as Active Learning Day! Active learning makes large science classes more engaging for...Read more

Published: 10/17/2016


To many people on the front lines of elephant conservation, the defeat of the effort to uplist the Appendix 2 elephants was infuriating. Lee...Read more

Published: 10/13/2016

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, spent her career immersed in field botany and fossilized pollen grains. But this professional legacy sprouted from a childhood forged...Read more

Published: 10/11/2016

Mice sing like a jet-engine via EurekAlert!

Wild mice, rats and also many other rodents produce ultrasonic songs that they use for courting and territorial defense. These love songs...Read more

Published: 10/06/2016

Four species of pangolin are native across Asia, but due to trafficking, they’re now listed as endangered or critically endangered. As Asian numbers have dwindled, traders have turned their gaze...Read more

Published: 10/04/2016


Cone snails may be the slowest of any ocean-going snail, but when it comes to dinner, they are speedy and thorough: their venom is among...Read more