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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.

Fore: Russian Nuclear Mystery

Did nuclear radiation wafting over Europe in 2017 come from Russia? Meredith Fore investigates for @WIREDScience. Nuclear clouds from Russia seem to be a regular event but in this case, Meredith writes, the source was spent nuclear fuel that was weirdly “young.”...

Arnold: Bio of Sex, Online

A library e-book initiative is saving students money, Catherine Arnold writes, and helping professors get the content they need for their classes. In her feature for continuum magazine from the University of Minnesota Libraries @umnlib, Catherine (@TreesWhales) cites...

Scigliano: Plundered Pot

Washington State policies about legal cannabis sales are so transparent, Eric Scigliano writes for @politicomag, they might be enabling theft. Eric reports that small growers suspect public databases are guiding burglars about when and where to strike. Find more from...

Tompa: “A No-Brainer”

Rachel Tompa tells the story of Casey, a young man with epilepsy who did not hesitate when asked to donate a brain sample to research. Read Rachel's story to learn about research using cells from the sample and how Casey is faring in his postsurgery life. See more...

Yan: Goats In Flight

Hikers love mountain goats because of their wildness, Wudan Yan writes for High Country News. Goats love hikers for the salt in their pee. Mountain goats are not native to the Olympic National Park, though, so wildlife managers are helicoptering them away from people....