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35 min ago | RedOrbit

Astronomers Discover That Life Could Exist On Planets With Fluctuating Orbital Tilt

Image Caption: Tilted orbits might make some planets wobble like a top that's almost done spinning, an effect that could maintain liquid water on the surface.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, Space

3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.


Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Cameras, Olympia, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Queen Anne & Magnolia News

Healthy Today | With spring come seasonal allergies

Spring has arrived in Seattle! Birds are chirping, bugs are crawling, flowers are blooming, mold spores are floatingand for upwards of 40 percent of children and their families, noses are running and eyes are tearing.


Related Topix: Medicine, Allergy, Health, Pollen, Sneezing

WHEC-TV Rochester

Dr. Brad Berk to speak at Nazareth College Commencement

Dr. Berk suffered a serious spinal cord injury when he fell off his bike in 2009.


Related Topix: Nazareth College, University of Rochester, Emory University

Are Divorce Rates Higher Among Baby Boomers?

Pepper Schwartz has written nearly 20 books, including her most recent work "The Normal Bar."



NASA Hosts Media Teleconference To Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 17, to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Astronomy, Science

TriMet ready to name new bridge, making your 'Portland Bridges' swag obsolete

When TriMet announces the name of Portland's newest bridge on Wednesday morning , one of the city's most recognizable pieces of art will instantly need to be rebuilt.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Milwaukie, OR

Science Daily

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon

Oceanographers have made the first detailed measurements of fast-flowing water and intense mixing in a submarine canyon just off the Washington coast.


Related Topix: Science, Oceanography

San Juan Islander

Marine Education - Hands-on and Feet Wet

It was just over a year ago that President Obama proclaimed Washington State's San Juan Islands "a refuge of scientific and historic treasures and a classroom for generations of Americans."


Related Topix: Friday Harbor, WA, Education Etc., Seattle University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Pianist Andre Watts Holds Recital at Meany Hall Tonight

Andr Watts burst upon the music scene at age 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to debut with the New York Philharmonic in a nationwide Young People's Concerts broadcast.


Related Topix: Classical, New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York, Symphony, Arts

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn.


Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Coumadin, Warfarin (generic), Headache, Health, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic)


Study Could Resolve Controversy Over...

Image Caption: Princeton University graduate student Andrew Babbin prepares a seawater collection device known as a rosette.


Related Topix: Princeton University, Oceanography, Science, Boat Disaster

PhysOrg Weblog

Babies prefer fairness-but only if it benefits them-in choosing a playmate

This is a screenshot taken during a video of a "choice trial" -- when a baby chooses one experimenter to play with.


Related Topix: Asian-American

20 public colleges where out-of-state students pay the most tuition

Somewhere along the line, top-ranked public institutions discovered that out-of-state students represented a serious source of revenue for budgets suffering from relentless reductions in state appropriations.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech

South Whidbey Record

Renowned jazz pianist returns 'home' to Whidbey

For Aaron Parks, expanding his career as a jazz pianist in New York City is a whirlwind at times, but Whidbey Island is where he feels most grounded.


Related Topix: Manhattan School of Music, Entertainment

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

She found love, left sugar and lost weight

Once you're logged in, at the top of each article, video or slideshow you will see a list of your Facebook friends who recently visited Choose to share stories you'e read with your friends or turn sharing OFF to keep your reading experience anonymous .


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Pennsylvania

TG Daily

Bringing extinct plants to life

Jeff Benca is an admitted ber-geek when it comes to prehistoric plants, so it was no surprise that, when he submitted a paper describing a new species of long-extinct lycopod for publication, he ditched the standard line drawing and insisted on a detailed and beautifully rendered color reconstruction of the plant.


Related Topix: Science, Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Dinosaur, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Seattle Times

Herman McKinney, 75, dies; African-American leader worked for equal opportunity

Herman McKinney, a Seattle community leader who advocated for diversity in graduate education and equal opportunity in corporate hiring, died Friday .


Related Topix: African-American, University of Oregon

Science Blog

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of U.S. Clean Air Act

By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, University of Washington atmospheric scientists found clear evidence of the U.S. Clean Air Act.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Dakota State University, South Dakota State University

The Waterland Blog

Middle School Students' film about Hicklin Lake to premiere Tuesday night

Female Science Students from Cascade Middle School will be premiering their first documentary film about White Center's Hicklin Lake this Tuesday night, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.


Related Topix: Education Etc., White Center, WA, Burien, WA