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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.

Cockbill: The Case for Animal Research

Louisa Cockbill’s PhD research didn’t directly involve animals. But she knows when and why scientists use animals for some experiments and tests. Louisa lays out the reasons in an essay for Real Life Science. Louisa also has a Q&A with a new faculty member at...

Harper: HIV Laggard to Leader

For Science, Kristin Harper (@kristinnharper) outlines the AIDS epidemic in China, which followed a very different pattern than in western countries. In a review of the book HIV/AIDS in China Beyond the Numbers, edited by Zunyou Wu, Kristin describes what other...

Silberner: Learn From the Masters

What makes an outstanding science story? Learn from Joanne Silberner, an experienced science reporter who teaches journalism at the University of Washington. For Open Notebook, she critiqued George Johnson’s award-winning New York Times essay. Read her...

Lindley and Olson: On St. Helens

Get work from two NSWA members with just one click. Robin Lindley interviewed Steve Olson in December about Steve’s book Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens. The weekend the mountain blew held special significance for Robin, who elicits volcanic facts and...

Watts: Live Streaming

Small waterways have idiosyncracies, writes Andrea Watts. In an article in Science Findings, for the U.S. Forest Service, Andrea describes a collaborative study by academic and government scientists to find out how local variabilities in streams affect trout habitats....