Jimenez: Waiting for Mental Health Care in Jail

Jimenez: Waiting for Mental Health Care in Jail

Hundreds of defendants across Washington are in a legal limbo, writes Esmy Jimenez (@esmyjimenez) for the Seattle Times, as they wait for a psychiatric bed to open in a state hospital. Despite a federal court settlement, the state still struggles to get defendants...
Cole: ‘Naturalness’ in Physics

Cole: ‘Naturalness’ in Physics

For Wired, K.C. Cole’s (@kccole314) essay, “The Unnatural Future of Physics,” explores the surprising connections between the Higgs boson, inclusivity in science and improvisational group rapping. Physicists still can’t explain why the Higgs is 100 million billion...
Rickey: Nanotech ‘Bubbles’ Detect Coronavirus

Rickey: Nanotech ‘Bubbles’ Detect Coronavirus

For the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Tom Rickey (@trickeyPNNL) writes about new research using nanotechnology to detect the coronavirus in air. The technology uses micelles — bubble-like molecular structures — whose surfaces are designed to react to...
Rosen and Tompa: NASW Nods

Rosen and Tompa: NASW Nods

In the National Association of Science Writers’ 2022 Science in Society Awards competition, Julia Rosen (@1juliarosen) won in the Science Reporting category for her November 2021 story in High Country News on how heat waves change ecosystems. The judges wrote that...
Braun: Northern Spotted Owl

Braun: Northern Spotted Owl

It’s now or never for saving the Northern Spotted Owl, Ashley Braun (@AshleyBraun) writes for Audubon Magazine. While no longer in the spotlight as they were during the “Timber Wars” of the late 20th century, the birds are in even graver danger now as the invasive...