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Neanderthals weaned children much earlier than modern mothers
Scientists reported in the journal Nature, that neanderthals stopped breast-feeding their children by 1.2 years. Researchers studied the fossilized molar from a child to determine barium levels. In modern nonindustrial populations, children reach an average of 2.5 years before being weaned.
Memo to Bill Gates: stop aid to Africa, now
Video: "A Zambian-born, Oxford-educated international economist, Moyo argues that the international aid model is broken and that aid programs actually leave recipients worse off."
Amid uproar, Chicago to close 49 schools
The district argues that the schools have too many empty desks; critics see a racial impact.
Immigrant in the running for Miss Seafair
Tania Santiago, 21, — who was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. at four — wasn't sure she'd be able to compete for the main crown when she won Miss Hispanic Seafair this year. The scholarship connected to the title requires participants to be a legal citizen. Santiago received word Monday that she will be eligible to compete.
Coal-port supporters complain about 'stall' tactics
Calls for a wide-ranging study are aimed at delaying good projects, according to backers of coal exports.
Bill Keller: Obama should appoint a special counsel for the IRS mess
It would show he's serious, and it would call the Republicans' bluff.
Ben Franklin also reinvented the alphabet
"In the heady days after the Revolution, a national language seemed like a natural development for a new country. Franklin’s proposal found little support, even with those to whom he was closest. He did, however, manage to convert Webster, the pioneer of spelling reform."
Michael Kinsley takes on Paul Krugman
And the anti-Austerians fight back with an amazing array of insults.
Hansen's Arena no longer on the fast track
A design-review meeting is slowed down, and the schedule for the EIS is slipping.
Obama limits drone targets
In a major speech, President Obama announced plans to restrict the use of unmanned drone strikes. The administration also acknowledged that drone strikes had killed four American citizens outside the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Will ferries tilt fares to advantage walk-ons over cars?
With limited car deck space, Washington State Ferries wants to start tilting fares in the favor of walk-on passengers, for whom it has plenty of room, planning director Ray Deardorf told the Transportation Commission on Wednesday.
A gene discovered and then preventive surgery
Friends of a Washington state woman couldn’t understand how she could elect to remove both her breasts and her ovaries without ever being diagnosed with cancer. Angelina Jolie's revelation re-starts a conversation.
Female soldiers secretly filmed by Sergeant at West Point
Michael McClendon, Sgt. First Class at West Point is facing charges for secretly filming female soldiers, sometimes while they were in the bathroom or shower. The Army is contacting about a dozen women to inform them that they may be victims.
New American Psychiatric manual leaves out autism-spectrum disorders
The new DSM-5 has eliminated three different autism-spectrum disorders, including Aspergers. The DSM-IV diagnosises didn't "reflect reality," Bryan King, director of Seattle Children's Autism Center, told Slate. In some states, children who don't have an autism diagnosis do not have access to state services.
What the LA mayor's race says about politics
Voters mostly stayed home, despite the long, well-funded race. The big loser: municipal unions.
New poll shows state voters firmly opposed to raising taxes
Voters in the Moore Poll back the Senate position on not raising taxes over the House budget, 61-26.
Republicans pursue scandals while the general public shrugs
Charlie Cook: In playing to their rabid, Obama-hating base, the GOP ignores the fact that the rest of the electorate is not biting.
Microsoft, like Apple, plays the offshore gambit to avoid taxes
The money is technically in Ireland though it is actually residing in Manhattan. Huh?
Michael Kinsley: can one oppose gay marriage and not be a homophobe?
The case of Ben Carson, and whether he should have been disinvited from speaking at Johns Hopkins.
Portland voters reject fluoridation for the fourth time
The libertarian side of Portland politics strikes again.
Westneat: Why are we letting Catholic Church take over WA hospitals?
"By the end of this year, half of our state’s medical system will be Catholic-run, as measured by number of hospital beds. That’s the highest share in the nation, and rising fast — up from about 30 percent just last year. Somehow our godless state has become Ground Zero for faith-based medicine."
Eugene Robinson blasts the Obama folks for chilling investigative reporting
This is far beyond chilling. It's cold.
Farhad Manjoo: Microsoft's new Xbox One is a Steve Jobs dream come true
"In a new device it’s calling the Xbox One, Microsoft has done what Apple has long been rumored to do. It has created a near-perfect living room machine, one that has the potential to finally make it simple for you to watch or play anything you want, from anywhere, very quickly."
Editorial: Snohomish County exec should make his resignation formal
"Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s voluntary departure from his elected post should be acknowledged by more than a startling paragraph in a routine speech."
UW Bothell names a new chancellor
The technology leader comes from the presidency of State University of New York Institute of Technology.
Why hasn't Bitcoin died?
"After all the strife, I expected something similar to happen in the Bitcoin community. One day, there would be a catastrophe too devastating to recover from; some people would pick up the pieces but most would lose interest. Instead, Bitcoin has rebounded from every setback stronger than before."
Seattle Public Library launches Books on Bikes program
From today on and throughout the summer, the Seattle Public Library combines two things Seattleites love in their new program: libraries and bikes.
Inslee's daring veto of Columbia River bridge funding
His veto puts state in a do-or-die position on finding Washington's share for the controversial new bridge.
Canada new startup visa seeks to lure in foreign-born entrepreneurs
As more educated, foreign-born entrepreneurs face stumbling blocks with the U.S. immigration system, Canada launches its new startup visa, providing immediate permanent residency in Canada.
Publicola handicaps the Seattle mayor's race
Ed Murray has the best odds in most of the matchups, but Bruce Harrell, if he can survive the primary, is an interesting long-shot.
Next on Amazon's building expansion list: a giant biosphere
Amazon released plans this week to construct a biosphere next to its downtown location. The building would be a natural setting for employees to work and socialize in, like a park. It would be able to host multiple kinds of plant life, including trees.
Is Chopp to blame for no Sonics?
From NBA Commissioner David Stern’s perspective, the trip went irretrievably south when State Rep. Frank Chopp, Speaker of the House from Seattle’s 43rd District, failed to treat Stern with the respect Stern believed he deserved.
David Brooks: too much individualism going on
"Over the past half-century, society has become more individualistic. As it has become more individualistic, it has also become less morally aware, because social and moral fabrics are inextricably linked. The atomization and demoralization of society have led to certain forms of social breakdown, which government has tried to address, sometimes successfully and often impotently."
Joel Kotkin: debunking the myth of suburban decline
The lastest salvo: poverty is increasing in the suburbs. But that's because there are more people in the suburbs.
Did PBS cave to the Koch brothers over a documentary?
The documentary, highly critical of the wealthy lifestyle of the conservative Koch brothers, who are also big donors to PBS, was aired amid various efforts to mollify the targets.
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