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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.

Eaves: Fight for Science

History, Elisabeth Eaves writes, has a lesson for those who abandon science: Put politics and fundamentalism ahead of unbiased inquiry and your society is in peril. Elisabeth (@ElisabethEaves) makes her points in a review of Shawn Otto’s book, The War on Science:...

Green: Hot Summer, Dry Salmon

We had a warm summer, Joel Green reports, and humans weren’t the only uncomfortable species. The high temperatures and low snowmelt were hard on spawning salmon, Joel writes. Read the full report, check out the data, and watch for more from Joel in the Snoqualmie...

Gibbs: Fusion for the Future

In a report for Science, Wayt Gibbs tells how physicists in New Mexico are ramping up their ability to produce a big bang. These scientists aren’t making a bomb, though. They’re developing reactors to produce fusion energy. It’s promising, but not without risks, Wayt...

Hu: Boys Club

In The Atlantic, Jane C. Hu scrutinizes the discipline that might have the most shatterproof glass ceiling of all: mathematics. Math professors are using their analytical skills to figure out why the field has so few women and what to do about it. For more from...

Kwok: Kavli Winner

Congratulations to Roberta Kwok, on a Kavli Award-winning essay, “The Shocking Electric Eel,” in ScienceNews for Students. Roberta starts the piece with a jolting anecdote, then dives into the biology. The fish, it turns out, use their powers for more than just...