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3 hrs ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

What Are Scorpion Venom And Brain Tumors Doing In A Lab Together?

After removing a tumor, surgeons are confronted with an unfortunate reality: they can't be sure they got it all.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Cancer, Health

4 hrs ago | UW Dawg Pound

Class of 2016 PG Jermaine Haley Commits To UW

Jermaine Haley, a 6'7 point guard from Burnaby, B.C.,Canada, has verbally committed to the University of Washington for the class of 2016.


Related Topix: Illinois, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Washington NCAA

6 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Huskies mourn death of longtime athletic department employee Abner Thomas

Abner Thomas greets then-UW coach Keith Gilbertson outside the UW football offices in 2003.


8 hrs ago |

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

This is a trick question. Where would you expect to find the greatest variety of birds? Downtown, in a city? Or far, far from downtown in the fields, forests, mountains, where people are scarce? Or in the suburbs? In backyards, lawns, parking lots and playing fields? Not the city, right? "Everything I have learned as a conservation biologist tells ... (more)


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

10 hrs ago | Centauri Dreams

Tight Measurement of Exoplanet Radius

Both the Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes had a role to play in recent work on the planet Kepler-93b, whose size is now known to an uncertainty of a mere 120 kilometers on either side of the planet.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

10 hrs ago | Fox News

Alien planet's size measured like never before

An illustration displays takes artistic licences in depicting how scientists have made the most precise measurement of the size of an exoplanet.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

14 hrs ago | Chronicle Live

Gateshead teaching assistant banned for life for faking her qualifications

Andrew Basak's partner Sue Scoones tells how life will never be the same without her 'soulmate' and how she wants his memory to live on for the sake of their child Cheryl's new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini is reported to have spent thousands on roses for their second wedding bash in London A Tyneside teaching assistant who faked her ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Tyne and Wear County, England, United Kingdom,

15 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Pista sa Nayon

Moa Arquiza, left, and Jeanne Magbag get dressed to perform with the University of Washington's Filipino American Student Association Sayaw Dance Troupe at Pista sa Nayon, Seafair's Filipino-American festival on July 27, 2014 at Seward Park.


19 hrs ago | The Times

Students relish research

Parasites, memory and mockingbirds are just a few of the subjects undergraduates at the University of North Georgia are researching this year as part of Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Enrichment.


Related Topix: Dahlonega, GA, Lumpkin County, GA, University of North Florida

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Seattle Times

Using your brain to capacity, no miracles necessary

There are many compelling reasons why we should pay attention to our brains and their functionality.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Pacific University, Seattle Pacific University

The News Tribune

'Tacoma Boy' with Lou Gehrig disease goes out on his own terms, pranking til the end

Funeral services for Joe Honan will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9 at St. Leo's Church in Tacoma.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Medicine

Parks becomes Symetra Tour's second black winner

Parks, the 24-year-old former University of Washington player from Tacoma, matched the course record with a bogey-free 9-under 62 for a one-stroke victory over Taiwan's Min Lee.


Related Topix: Pewaukee, WI

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer's disease genome

Teams of scientists will use support from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research into the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease, analyzing how genome sequences - the order of chemical letters in a cell's DNA - may contribute to increased risk or protect against the disease.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Genetics, Biology, Science, University of Miami, Case Western Reserve University, Texas

The Miami Herald

Profile: Fort Lauderdale-based Trinity Air Ambulance International

Ryan Bancroft of Weston measures one of the lobsters he caught in the waters of Biscayne Bay near Fishermen's Channel in July 2013.


Related Topix: Fort Lauderdale, FL, Entertainment, Drama, Television, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Observer & Eccentric

Women's event raises awareness about pancreatic cancer research

Ninety-five women gathered for a dinner presentation by two pancreas cancer experts and a genetics specialist.


Related Topix: Pancreatic Cancer, Health, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Genetics, Medicine

The News Tribune

Karen Peterson: Stories tell of hidden world within Tacoma's midst

But oh, what a set of geological wonders are the gulches of Tacoma's North End. And what an interesting frame for a story that's really about local citizen activism, about preserving the native environment vs. development, about public safety, the homeless and the magical hidden places in our midst.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Australia, World News, Buckley, WA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Oregonian

Vancouver's Colby Gilbert talks about the 5K and how the competition makes him better:...

Vancouver, Washington native and former Skyview High School standout Colby Gilbert finished ninth in the men's 5,000 at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Friday in Eugene.


Related Topix: Vancouver, WA


1887 weather report states it rained toads in Klamath Falls

If you ever find yourself a time machine, heading back to Klamath Falls, Ore. on July 6, 1887 might give quite the experience.


Related Topix: Klamath Falls, OR, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weird

Are Steroid Shots for Back Pain Really Worthless? Take Another Look

It's estimated more than 2 million Americans get powerful steroid injections for chronic back pain every year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, Health, Acupuncture

The News Tribune

Tacoma school board approves $7.6 million purchase of downtown building for SOTA program

The decision was unanimous Friday afternoon, Tacoma Public Schools will grow the space it has available to house its Tacoma School of the Arts.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Home Listing, Home, University of Washington Tacoma, Mortgage, Personal Finance