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Is Washington ready for the next big oil spill?

On a calm, clear afternoon in December 1985, the Arco Anchorage made a routine stop in Port Angeles, Washington. The crew was killing time, waiting…

It took a whole team of UW scientists to make this cute cat pic

An Instagram post here, a YouTube video there, a few thousand financial transactions over there. We live in the world of big data — and…

New report: West Coast waters face double threat

It’s been called global warming’s evil twin. Scientists have pegged it as the culprit behind low shellfish harvests, and some researchers warn that it will…

Visiting the quietest place in the U.S.

Gordon Hempton and the three decade search for pure silence.

Moz CEO Sarah Bird fights for more women leaders in tech

  Sarah Bird is one of the relatively few female leaders in the local tech industry, serving as CEO of Moz, a Seattle-based outfit that…

Microsoft’s ‘Chief People Person’ speaks on tech’s diversity problems


Can high-tech helmets solve football’s thorniest problem?

The “full-contact” aspect of football – the big hits, the spectacular tackles – has helped make watching the sport a quintessential American pastime. But as…

Attention: the public octopus sex act has been cancelled

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which means one thing: It’s time to show a little love for one of our most enigmatic local creatures from the…

Mini microscope could detect cancer right in the operating room

When a doctor determines a patient has a brain tumor, the next step is usually surgery. Knife in hand, the surgeon is soon presented with…

Don’t freak, but sinkholes have opened up all over Seattle

When news broke about Bertha’s most recent holdup, it seemed like a new level of crazy. The giant tunnel-borer had created a massive sinkhole! Right…

Climate scientists take their message to the slopes

Spirits were high at Mount Baker Ski Area last Saturday as skiers and snowboarders trickled in to the resort’s White Salmon Lodge after a day…

6 quick fixes for Seattle’s traffic woes

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Seattle billionaire Paul Allen announced a scheme that could transform how you get around: the Smart…

Do local orcas need a room of their own?

The orca iconography in Puget Sound tourist gift shops borders on sappy, but for those lucky enough to have seen an orca in the flesh,…
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