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Can mushrooms save the honeybee?

Paul Stamets has had a life-long love affair with mushrooms, one that goes well beyond their culinary and psychedelic qualities. Wearing his signature hat — made…

Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond’s Helion Energy

The glass ampule of water is the length of your little finger, only narrower. That single gram of deuterium-laced water has the potential to create…

Calling all students: We want to publish you!

Are you a student in the Pacific Northwest? We want to pick your brain. Crosscut is launching a new project called the Student Voice, because…

Inslee protects research fund from legislative ax

Washington's Life Sciences Discovery Fund remains intact for another year.  Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday vetoed a section in the Legislature's 2014-2015 supplemental operating budget…

College sports: Fish or cut bait with student athletes

"As far as I am concerned, all of college football should go to an Ivy League model in which ordinary students compete, recruiting madness is…

Washington’s higher ed challenge: 50/50 by 2020

Quality public education, including higher education, provides a ladder to the middle class and prepares students for the jobs of the future. A recent study…

NCAA’s exploitation of players at risk in court action

Discussing the threat posed by a lawsuit aimed almost directly at amateurism, the foundation of big-time college athletics, University of Washington athletics director Scott Woodward…

Where the jobs are: State told to increase STEM degrees

The devil is in the details. The Washington Roundtable released a report Tuesday on the gap of jobs-versus-education in Washington and how to tackle that gap…

State eyes a tax on marijuana brand names

Suppose one of Washington's prospective marijuana growers decides to call its brand "Grays Harbor Ganja." That trademarked brand name would be taxed under a bill…

House wants to protect students, parents on tuition

A new bipartisan effort to dramatically slow rising college tuition costs emerged Thursday in the state House. But the plan faces a big hurdle. The effort…

UW’s Young: Reasonable solution needed to ‘cliff’

Everyone knows what the task is for the remainder of the year in Congress. The so-called fiscal cliff looms, and the challenge confronts each and…

Washington state jobs, universities vulnerable to D.C’s fiscal cliff

Echoing concerns heard around the country, University of Washington and Washington State University say the outcome of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in D.C. could do significant…

A Cougs fan clocking a Husky? There’s historic precedent for that

Scroll down for an exclusive video from Crosscut correspondent Art Thiel.  Dumbfounding as the Apple Cup outcome was Friday, the parallels to the game 30…

Apple Cup revolt: It’s time for UW, WSU to join forces

Scroll down for "Two Minutes with Thiel," an exclusive video segment from Crosscut contributor Art Thiel.  Whichever genius thought that playing the Apple Cup in…

What WSU could learn from Mike Tyson’s ear-biting incident

Scroll down for exclusive video from Crosscut contributor Art Thiel.  The news that Washington State's athletic program and the Pac-12 Conference were beginning separate investigations into…