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Ancient Whale Named for UW Paleontologist Elizabeth Nesbitt
A newly discovered species of whale -- found preserved in ancient rock on the Oregon coast -- has been named for a University of Washington paleontologist.Read More
A Puppy Has Dug Up a 13,000-year-old Bone Belonging to an Ice Age Woolly Mammoth | Inquisitr
A Labrador pup named Scout will forever go down in history as the ultimate good boy. The eight-month-old puppy has contributed to an exciting paleontological find after digging up ... - Read More
Congressional Bill Would Keep Early Earthquake-warning-system Projects on Track, if Trump Signs It | The Seattle Times
A bipartisan bill passed by Congress on Tuesday will likely keep the development of early earthquake-warning projects in the Pacific Northwest on track, if approved by President ... - Read More
Antarctic Scientists Begin Hunt for Sky’s ‘detergent’ | Nature News
To understand how the sky cleanses itself, a team of Australian and US researchers is heading to Antarctica, using ice cores to track down the atmosphere’s main detergent. Peter ... - Read More
The 19th Century Antarctic Air Molecules That Could Change Climate Models | Discover Magazine
Friends and loved ones bid adieu to members of the latest research team to begin the long trek to Antarctica this weekend. Peter Neff, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and space ... - Read More
Digitizing Earthquake Alerts to Save Precious Time in a Disaster | KING 5
Scientists at the UW and the U.S. Geological Survey are working to add hundreds more digital earthquake detectors in Washington and Oregon in the coming years. Paul Bodin, network ... - Read More
Timing a Tsunami | BBC
How fast do Tsunamis travel, what makes them so devastating and can we predict when they're going to hit? Jody Bourgeois, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, ... - Read More
4 Volcanoes Near Vancouver 'very High Threat,' but Experts Say No Need to Duck and Cover | Globe News
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have ranked the volcanoes across the country at their current risk to erupt. And the results are troubling for a number of volcanoes ... - Read More
Q&A: Provost Mark Richards' Welcome Lecture Asks: 'What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?'
When Will the Big One Hit?
When will the "Big One" hit? Harold Tobin, the new director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, answered this and more of our earthquake - Read More
Earthquake Research in Japan May Help Warn Us when the 'Big One' is Coming | KING 5
The network of seismic stations keeping track of earthquakes as they happen in the northwest has a new leader. Harold Tobin, the new director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic ... - Read More
Oldest Fossils or Just Rocks? Scientists at Odds over 3.7 Billion-year-old Structures | The Washington Post
It was an extraordinary claim: Scientists studying a rock formation in Greenland said they had discovered Earth's oldest fossils, a series of small, cone-shaped structures left by ... - Read More
Q&A with Harold Tobin, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Studying the Atmosphere Through Ice | Peter Neff | King5
Scientists are using ice samples from Greenland and Antarctica to study how Earth's atmosphere has changed throughout history. Peter Neff, a postdoctoral researcher in Earth and ... - Read More
Chlorate-rich Soil May Help Us Find Liquid Water on Mars | Astrobiology Magazine
If liquid water exists on the surface of Mars, it is most likely in the form of a briny mixture with magnesium chlorate salts. Research by Jonathan Toner and David Catling, both ... - Read More
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The Search for Life on Other Planets Could Get a Boost from Biosignatures | Los Angeles Times
By studying the atmospheric contents of ancient and present-day Earth, scientists say they've discovered specific chemical combinations that could reveal the presence of biological activity on other planets. David Catling, a UW Earth and space sciences professor, is quoted. Joshua Krissansen-Totton, a doctoral student in Earth and space sciences at the UW, is mentioned.
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