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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.

Yan: Opting Out

While reporting on the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, Wudan Yan made a personal decision. She’s signing up. Read Wudan’s Medium story to learn how talking to the founder of VHEMT convinced her, a young woman with a mother who wants grandchildren, to never have...

McQuate: Robofly

You wouldn’t mistake it for a bluebottle or Drosophila, Sarah McQuate says, but robofly flaps like the real thing. In UW News, Sarah writes about a wireless, housefly-sized, laser-beam-powered robotic insect created by University of Washington engineers. Read the...

Barlow: Hold the Pickles

They’re pyrosomes, aka sea pickles, writes Jim Barlow for Around the O, the University of Oregon’s news hub. These colonies of small organisms—which can be more than 2 feet long—might not seem so exotic to Oregonians in the future. To find out why, read Jim’s story...

Keown: Transplant Pioneers

Sixteen years after donating bone marrow to a child with cancer, Susan Keown writes a richly detailed profile of a scientist whose work made transplants possible. Susan is a science writer and editor for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and profiles John Hansen,...

Gaines: CSI Natural History Museum

Writing in The Atlantic and Undark, James Gaines tracks the fate of contraband taxidermied animals. Some have an educational function at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. Others are used in basic research. A few end up in court—on the side of law enforcement, of course....