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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

UW studies long-term effects of gang involvement

UW research is the first of its kind to cast gang involvement as a public health issue.

SEATTLE TIMES

Big bang: confirmation of our cosmic expansion

How did the universe transcend space and time instantaneously? Researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astro-physics, Caltech, South Pole Telescope project, and other universities unveil a "faint afterglow."

LOS ANGELES TIMES

NASA plans mission to Jupiter's moon

The agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget for a robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, where astronomers believe there might be some form of life. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Asteroid to come closer to Earth than moon

The asteroid will pass between the moon and Earth on Wednesday, but astronomers say it poses no danger. 

SEATTLE TIMES

The Allen brain institute maps mouse brains to illuminate human minds.

Mouse research leads to human insights. Scientists at a Seattle research institute founded by Paul Allen merge data-gathering with traditional science to make sense of the human brain.

NEW YORK TIMES

What makes humans distinctive?

It's not the opposable thumb or the size of our brains. New books argue that cooperation, cooking and the ability to imagine the future and delay gratification are central.

FINANCIAL TIMES
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