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Catching a Diversity of Fish Species — Instead of Specializing — Means More Stable Income for Fishers


A team of scientists analyzed nearly 30 years of revenue and permitting records for individuals fishing in Alaskan waters and tracked how their fishing choices, in terms of permits purchased and species caught, influenced their year-to-year income...
15-Sep-2017 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Old Fish Few and Far Between Under Fishing Pressure


A new study by University of Washington scientists has found that, for dozens of fish populations around the globe, old fish are greatly depleted — mainly because of fishing pressure. The paper, published online Sept. 14 in Current Biology, is the...
12-Sep-2017 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People of Color Exposed to More Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Power Plants During 10-Year Period

A new nationwide study finds that the U.S. made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources. While...
11-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Climate Change Challenges the Survival of Fish Across the World


University of Washington researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their paper, appearing online Sept. 11 in Nature Climate Change, used physiological data...
13-Sep-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Team Shatters Long-Range Communication Barrier for Near Zero-Power Devices

University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers — breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of...
13-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Offhand Comments Can Expose Underlying Racism, UW Study Finds

A University of Washington-led study finds that whites who commit microaggressions--everyday comments that can offend racial and ethnic minorities--are more likely to harbor negative attitudes toward blacks.
12-Sep-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Earth as Hybrid Planet: New Classification Scheme Places Anthropocene Era in Astrobiological Context

A team of researchers including Marina Alberti of the University of Washington has devised a new classification scheme for the evolutionary stages of worlds based on "non-equilibrium thermodynamics" — a planet's energy flow being out of synch, as...
6-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, brain injuries with a smartphone

University of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field, which could provide a new level of screening for athletes or accident victims.
6-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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