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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Gibbs: Our 2020 = Bread, Vaccines

Gibbs: Our 2020 = Bread, Vaccines

Wayt Gibbs (@WaytGibbs) has the quintessential 2020 podcasts for Scientific American’s Science Talk. Wayt talks with medical ethicist Arthur Caplan about how we decide who’s first in line for COVID-19 vaccines. Then Wayt, a writer and editor for Modernist Bread,...

Zaske: Right Off the Bat

Zaske: Right Off the Bat

SARS-CoV-2 is not the only human virus linked to bats, writes Sara Zaske for WSU Insider. More are on the way. Sara reports on forward-looking Washington State University research to understand and stop these emerging viruses. For more from Sara (@wsuzaske), check out...

Gritters and Yan: Writers’ Pod

Gritters and Yan: Writers’ Pod

Freelancers have amazing know-how but not always about business. Wudan Yan and Jenni Gritters launched their podcast, The Writers' Co-op, to offer freelance creatives practical advice about taxes, marketing, time management, and more. The podcast will be back for...

Vartan: Mussel Watch

Vartan: Mussel Watch

How do we monitor the Puget Sound for contaminants? Starre Vartan, writing for the Natural Resources Defense Council has the answer: A mussel smoothie. Read Starre’s report on how volunteers sample (then blend) the mollusks to detect a range of water contaminants from...

Buehler: On Malaria Time

Buehler: On Malaria Time

Patients with malaria have symptoms that cycle, writes Jake Buehler for ScienceNews. But the regular return of fever and chills every 24 to 72 hours is not dictated by the internal clock of the human host. Jake reports that the unicellular Plasmodium parasites seem to...