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4 hrs ago | Kitsap Sun

Huskies unveil new uniform combinations

Introducing flashy monikers such as "Northwest Frost," "Purple Reign" and "Seattle Stealth," the University of Washington, along with Nike, unveiled on Friday its new football uniforms for the 2014 season.


8 hrs ago |

Earthquake Early Warning coming to Washington

It's called "earthquake early warning" - a network of seismometers, computers and software designed to work together to give people time to brace for earthquake shaking.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Washington, CA

10 hrs ago | Seattle Times

"The Boys in the Boat" wins national bookseller award

I'm very happy to report that Redmond author Daniel James Brown has won the 2014 Indies Choice Award from the American Booksellers Association for his fabulous story of the 1936 Huskies rowing team, "The Boys in the Boat."


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

10 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

How Do Babies Perceive Fairness? The Answer Might Surprise You

David Hyde talks with Jessica Sommerville, psychology professor at the University of Washington, about her recent study that explores how babies perceive justice .


13 hrs ago | BleacherReport

University of Washington Football Unveils New Nike Uniforms for 2014 Season

The University of Washington and Nike released a new collection of football uniforms for the 2014 season on Friday.


14 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Captains Uncourageous: Abandoning Ship Long Seen As A Crime

The Costa Concordia ran aground off the Italian coast in 2012, killing 32 people.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster

18 hrs ago | Mass Transit

WA: Passenger Rail Expert Kevin R. Collins, PE, Joins HNTB Corp.

Corp. as project director and vice president. Collins brings two decades of transportation industry experience, focusing on delivery of passenger rail projects, including light rail, commuter rail and streetcar projects, several in excess of $100 million.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Redmond, WA, Northeastern University

22 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

5 clues to Alzheimer's Disease

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly 35 million have dementia.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Diabetes, Seattle, WA

Yesterday | Time

Your Baby Is a Racist-and Why You Can Live With That

From humanity's earliest era, we had evolved to distinguish in-groups from out-groups and to assign powerful value to those differences.


Related Topix: Toddlers, Family

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The News Tribune

Summer roadwork will connect streets on UW Tacoma campus

Work will begin this summer on connecting two downtown streets on the University of Washington Tacoma campus to make it easier for people to walk and bike safely.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, University of Washington Tacoma

Redmond Reporter

Redmond Alpha Company's infantry soldiers assist at Oso

The company has about 150 mechanized infantry soldiers and is led by Capt. Mike McCarthy, who said they were activated April 3. "We are the only complete National Guard company that has been activated," he said, adding that they will be there for a few more days.


Related Topix: Oso, WA, Redmond, WA, Mudflow, Natural Disasters


A Scientific (And Not-So-Scientific) Explanation Of Why We Think Babies Are Cute

Apparently, there's science behind why we find babies so freakin' cute. The video above, made by AsapSCIENCE, explains the phenomenon.


Related Topix: University of Missouri

Norwalk Citizen News

NASA Announces An Earth-Sized Planet That May Have Liquid Water

NASA and Kepler telescope researchers have just announced that they've discovered an Earth-size planet circling a dwarf star at a distance that would allow that planet to support liquid water.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Turn Your Mobile Or Tablet Into A Microscope With This Amazing Lens

Just a few hours left and the Kickstarter's campaign for the Micro Phone Lens 150x - a soft, pliable lens that can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope - will be over.


Related Topix: Cameras

Alabama Live

Which Alabama county has the worst obesity problem or gets the most exercise?

Obesity is getting worse in every single county, according to data compiled by the University of Washington.


Related Topix: Alabama, Alabama Government, Birmingham, AL

Low-cost, compact optics that turn a smartphone into a powerful portable microscope

University of Washington graduate Thomas Larson is developing a lens that will turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a handheld microscope that magnifies by 150 times.


Related Topix: Cameras

My Edmonds

Edmonds 2010 Climate Change Action Plan: Where are we, four years later?

S ustainable Edmonds is hosting a presentation, "Climate Change in Edmonds: Reviewing our 2010 Edmonds Climate Action Plan Four Years Later" on Wednesday, April 30, from 6-9 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Here's the background: In February 2010, the Edmonds Citizens Committee on the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement ... (more)


Related Topix: Oceanography, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

Researchers at University of Washington Report Findings in Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Immune System Diseases and Conditions is now available.


Related Topix: Journalism

Medical Daily

Can Babies Be Racist? Infants Show Racial Bias Over Fairness When Choosing Playmates

Many parents try to raise their children to not discriminate against others based on race, especially since babies start noticing things like skin color as early as 6 months of age.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie novel banned from curriculum

Hundreds of Meridian, Idaho, high school students signed a protest petition when their local school board banned Sherman Alexie's young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian' from their 10th-grade curriculum.


Related Topix: Meridian, ID, Education Etc., Libraries, Seattle University