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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: How Much Energy Is Enough?

Wayt Gibbs asks a pertinent question, in light of post-Harvey gas shortages and climate change conversations: “How Much Energy Will the World Need?” Wayt does the calculations for Anthropocene. He also talks to Michael E. Brown (“the guy who killed...

Ireland: Time Traveling With Thoreau

By day, Corydon Ireland is a science writer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A former reporter, freelancer, and staff writer for Harvard University news, Cory also writes fiction. He generously shares one of his short stories, “Seeing Red,” which...

Dahlstrom: No Hate Here

In recent weeks, we’ve seen corporate leaders make public statements against racism, white supremacy, and the rise of neo-Nazis. But Linda Dahlstrom has a particularly moving and personal description of how last month, Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Shultz...

Berkowitz: Latest on LASIK

For the engineering magazine ElectroOptics, Rachel Berkowitz covers the history, current status, and upcoming advances of laser eye surgery. It’s more than just LASIK, Rachel explains. Vision can also be corrected with SMILE, or a method that relies on the same...

Freudenberger: Simpler Stem Cell Transplants

From Frederick “Fritz” Freudenberger, media relations intern at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, comes news of a clinical trial to make umbilical cord blood treatments for leukemia a little easier. The study, Fritz writes, could improve outcomes...