Northwest Science Writers Association

Explore Seattle’s historical shoreline with David B. Williams

Join David B. Williams, freelance writer and former NSWA president, on Tuesday, July 26 for a walking tour based on his most recent book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography.

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The art and chemistry of distilling—and tasting—fine spirits

Members and guests learned about the nuanced chemistry that goes into a fine vodka, a sherry-barrel gin, or a single-malt whiskey as we took a behind-the-scenes tour of Copperworks Distilling Company on June 10.

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Mapping the brain with advanced microscopy and genetics

Members and guests visited the Allen Institute for Brain Science on May 25 and met with researchers who manage key labs, toured the facility, and learned what the Allen Institute aims to accomplish with its big expansion in Seattle.

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Wanucha: Brain Games

Monkeys playing banana video games, reports Genevieve Wanucha, are helping University of Washington scientists understand...
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Webber: Dr. Universe Lives in Pullman

Rachel Webber (@raeweb) has a secret life. By day: science and research writer at Washington State University. At night:...
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Rickey: River Liver

Waterways don’t have actual organs. But Tom Rickey (@trickeyPNNL) makes a convincing case that a river’s edge performs...
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Bailey: Saving Salmon, Nordic Style

Kevin Bailey sails the fjords of Norway to trace the history of the Atlantic salmon. Writing for Earth Island Journal,...
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Matrajt: Science News Roundup

Need to catch up on local science news? Graciela Matrajt writes for and edits the newsletter for the Association for Women...
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