Haydon: Lost Generation?

The GOP tax plan is threatening Ian Haydon’s future as a scientist. Ian is a University of Washington PhD student in biological physics, structure, and design. Since he’s also a science communicator, he took to the SynBioBeta forum to tell the synthetic...

Braun: Tough Avian Love

In a feature for The Atlantic, NSWA Board Member Ashley Braun writes about conservationists putting the Fear of Hawk into guileless birds. When representatives of endangered species are raised in captivity, they don’t understand predators. Ashley (@ashleybraun)...

Langston: The Robotic Touch

Touch and grip, Jennifer Langston writes, is all about shear forces and small vibrations. University of Washington scientists and engineers are designing flexible, electronic skin that detects slipping over a surface or grasping an object, Jennifer writes in UW News....

Kwok: Roberta and Ira Talk Freelancing

Roberta Kwok fulfills the dream of every science geek who grew up listening to Science Friday. She talks to Ira Flatow, long-time host of the public radio program, about freelance work for researchers. Their lively conversation is based on Roberta’s article in...

Nelson: Proteins from Dinos to Diseases

Bryn Nelson, writing for Science News for Students, visits three research groups doing very different projects on a common theme: proteins. Turns out paleontologists use them to make dinosaur family trees, nutritionists create recipes focused on them to keep kids...