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

Gamers are helping UW with ebola research

Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa scientists at the UW's Institute for Protein Design asked thousands of computer game enthusiasts worldwide to tackle an Ebola puzzle.

SEATTLE TIMES

See that mom on her smartphone at the park? Are you judging her?

"When I check my phone while watching my son at the park, I’m convinced I’m being judged. And I’m convinced I deserve it," writes Monica Guzman.

SEATTLE TIMES

Inside Seattle's female-only coding bootcamp

"Rather than hold a two-month intensive, the [Ada Developers Academy] program is a year-long approach to teach an all-female class how to code and how to work on a developer team."

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Biomed developers plan for major new SLU lab

A big new lab building has plans to break ground in South Lake Union.

GEEKWIRE

The gauntlet: Lyft versus Uber

Both Lyft and Uber have been "locked in a price war" since they became popular a few years ago -- but the war between the two companies has escalated to a new level. 

GEEKWIRE

Tired of college tours? Try Google Street View

Google announced today that 36 university campuses are now viewable through Google Street View. 

GEEKWIRE

The role of robots in 2025

Will humans become obsolete? The Pew Research Center published a report on Wednesday exploring this question -- and a few others. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Judge's ruling wrecks world trust in Microsoft, U.S. tech firms

Just when some level of confidence in tech firms' storage of data was returning, a judge has said data stored overseas is fair game for U.S. authorities' grabs.

ZDNET

The Airbnb guest who came to stay

Under some state laws, renters acquire the right to stay pending formal eviction proceedings. In California, that happens after just 30 days. 

SLATE

Can the Koch brothers infiltrate Silicon Valley with climate change denial?

David Holmes writes, "The techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley should think twice about aligning with climate deniers."

PANDO DAILY
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