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Rural kids carrying handguns is ‘not uncommon’ and starts as early as sixth grade

Roughly one-third of young males and 1 in 10 females in rural communities have carried a handgun, reports a new University of Washington study. And, the study found, many of those rural kids started carrying as early as the sixth grade.
27-Jan-2020 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UW Research Expands Bilingual Language Program for Babies

A study by the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that a bilingual language program for babies can reach more families, and instructors, through online training for teachers.
23-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What's in Puget Sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals

Using a new “non-targeted” approach, University of Washington and UW Tacoma researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might be present.
22-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a...
22-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mosquitoes are drawn to flowers as much as people — and now scientists know why

Scientists have identified the chemical cues in flowers that stimulate mosquitoes’ sense of smell and draw them in. Their findings show how cues from flowers can stimulate the mosquito brain as much as a warm-blooded host — information that...
21-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas

In this week's issue of Science, marine scientists make the case for the United Nations to include mobile marine protected areas in the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS, now being updated since its last signing in 1982.
15-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

When nearly one million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the University of Washington, the U.S....
8-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Fisheries management is actually working, global analysis shows

Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are increasing in abundance. Effective management appears to be the main reason these stocks are at sustainable levels or successfully...
13-Jan-2020 6:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


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