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Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate, which acts by inhibiting the plant enzyme...
Illustration “The midnight sun over Early Triassic Antarctica” by Adrienne Stroup. Along the banks of a river, three archosaur inhabitants of the dense Voltzia conifer forest cross paths: Antarctanax shackletoni sneaks up on an early titanopetran insect, Prolacerta lazes on a log, and an enigmatic large archosaur pursues two unsuspecting dicynodonts, Lystrosaurus maccaigi.Adrienne Stroup/Field Museum.

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica

Almost 250 million years ago, Antarctica is believed to be covered in forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dipped below freezing. It also had diverse...
Bottle feeding may play role in whether kids are left-handed

Bottle feeding may play role in whether kids are left-handed

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed the baby. It provides all the nutrition that baby needs during the first six months of...
Researchers at the University of Washington have genetically modified a common houseplant — pothos ivy — to remove chloroform and benzene from the air around it.Mark Stone/University of Washington

Scientists developed a new houseplant that can clean your home’s air

Most of us use air filters to keep our home clean and pollution free. But these air filters involve small hazardous molecules such as...
The horizontal blue line is the travel path for ICESat-2. The lower line shows some of its first measurements. This satellite can capture steep terrain and measure elevation much more precisely than its predecessor.NASA's Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens

UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation

ICESat-2 (short for Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite)- launched on Sept. 15, 2018, uses lasers and a very precise detection instrument to measure...
Paul Gibbs, a mechanical engineer at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, inspects the newest Adaptable Monitoring Package, or AMP, before a test in a saltwater pool. AMPs host a series of sensors that allow researchers to continuously monitor animals underwater.Kiyomi Taguchi/University of Washington

Underwater sensors for monitoring sea life

Collecting power from the sea, through turning submerged turbines or bouncing wave-energy converters, is a rising outskirt in the sustainable power source. Specialists have...
A University of Washington-led study found that social status in rhesus macaques affected how the animals responded to stress.Noah Snyder-Mackler/U. of Washington

What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

Even though stress is a normal physical reaction, it can sometimes have negative effects on your health. It wears down the body and compromises the...
This illustration shows the percentage of marine animals that went extinct at the end of the Permian era by latitude, from the model (black line) and from the fossil record (blue dots). A greater percentage of marine animals survived in the tropics than at the poles. The color of the water shows the temperature change, with red being most severe warming and yellow less warming. At the top is the supercontinent Pangaea, with massive volcanic eruptions emitting carbon dioxide. The images below the line represent some of the 96 percent of marine species that died during the event. [Includes fossil drawings by Ernst Haeckel/Wikimedia; Blue crab photo by Wendy Kaveney/Flickr; Atlantic cod photo by Hans-Petter Fjeld/Wikimedia; Chambered nautilus photo by John White/CalPhotos.]Justin Penn and Curtis Deutsch/University of Washington

Global warming wiped out 95% of marine life 252 million years ago

A new study by the University of Washington has suggested that extreme global warming caused Earth's biggest ever mass extinction. The largest extinction in Earth's history...
The peptides in this highly ordered two-dimensional array avoid the expected nucleation barrier by assembling in a row-by-row fashion.PNNL

Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

Scientists at the University of Washington in collaboration with Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of California, Los Angeles- have created new...