Northwest Science Writers Association

David Quammen at Town Hall

Join us for David Quammen’s talk about Yellowstone at Town Hall Seattle at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. After the talk, NSWA members will meet with Quammen for conversation and drinks at a location nearby.

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Water Woes: Too little, too much, too dirty

Members and guests joined a panel on Sept. 14 for a lively discussion of issues surrounding water quality and quantity in the Pacific Northwest, and how agencies and citizens are responding to these changes.

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NSWA explores Seattle’s historical shoreline with David B. Williams

Thanks to David B. Williams for giving members and guests a second walking tour on Aug. 4 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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#nswasciencewire – New work by five members

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Rickey: Beyond Genomics

Genomics + proteomics, Tom Rickey writes, equals more power for characterizing the many alterations in genes and proteins...
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Yan: The Global Gut

In the New Yorker, Wudan Yan has a piece about travel—not of people but of our intestinal bacteria. Wudan profiles...
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Watts: A Not-So-Steady Stream

Polar bears and frogs aren’t the only ones affected by climate change. Andrea Watts, in the U.S. Forest Service Science...
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Roach: What’s Up at MSFTR

John Roach is churning out great pieces for Microsoft Research these days. Follow @MSFTResearch and @byjohnroach to read...
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Kohm and Doermann: Conservation Becomes Anthropocene

Kathryn Kohm and Lindsey Doermann, http://www.laviagraes.com/para-que-sirve-la-viagra who brought us the award-winning...
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