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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.

Berkowitz: Smart Ants

Ants don’t get into traffic jams. That’s what Rachel Berkowitz found in her reporting on a Georgia Tech research project. The scientists are using soft-matter physics to figure out how ants can crowd into a narrow space but still move efficiently. Can you bring that...

Le: From OR to SCOTUS

Phuong Le, Associated Press writer based in Seattle, is covering a federal lawsuit that originated in Oregon. Young activists are suing the U.S. government for policies that ignore climate change and deprive them of life, liberty and property. Follow @AP_Phuong, where...

Dolan: At Bat

In a feature for Seattle Magazine, Maria Dolan (@mariaidolan) reports worrying news for bat lovers—Washington is one of only two western states where white-nose syndrome is found. The fungal infection weakens bats and bats are vital to our agriculture. Get to know our...

Long: Updated Portable Mentor

Since 2010, Priscilla Long’s book, The Writer’s Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, has earned praise from both new and experienced writers. The second edition is now available, with Priscilla’s updates for the changing publishing industry....

Gibbs: The Dark Fleet

In Anthropocene, Wayt Gibbs writes about ships that pass in the night—and the analysts who watch them in real time. Fishing vessels meet at sea for activities that can include illegal fishing, smuggling, and human trafficking, Wayt writes. But a high-tech spy system...