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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.

Arnold: Payoff for Programmers  

Life scientists looking to boost their marketability should read Catherine Arnold’s profile in Science Careers of a whale-watching, turtle-tracking programmer. Nature programs inspired a computer geek to leave his tedious insurance company job, Catherine writes....

Brenner: Queen Cooper

Yes, magnificant Cooper’s hawks are urbanites, Kelly Brenner writes. In her reporting for Crosscut, Kelly treks through West Seattle with a dedicated volunteer Cooper’s tracker. Read Kelly’s story to find out how the Queen is special and why she and...

Keown: Living Proof

“I’ll never complain I’m tired again,” tweeted Susan Keown, @sejkeown, after telling the story of Tiffany, a teacher, mother of three, master’s student, and patient with a rare cancer who spent a decade in treatment. Tiffany was also...

Peeples: A Case of the Vapors…

…and a good case for supporting the EPA, from NSWA Board Member Lynne Peeples. In a feature for the environmental magazine Ensia, Lynne explains vapor intrusion, a danger that is as creepy as it sounds. It happens when naturally occurring radon gas seeps into...

Wilcox: Sting-Resistant Bats

Pallid bats scarf down scorpions like peanuts, writes Christie Wilcox in her Science Sushi blog for Discover. Don’t they notice the stinger? Christie (@NerdyChristie) extracts the answer from a PLOS One paper and the results could teach us about how to manage...