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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 Susan Keown at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Fore: Translating Physics Into Blackfoot

Fore: Translating Physics Into Blackfoot

There are now only a few thousand native speakers of Blackfoot, a language once spoken across the northern Great Plains. Meredith Fore (@Fore_Says) writes for Symmetry Magazine about one of these native speakers, Sharon Yellowfly, whose efforts to reinvigorate the...

Weinberger: COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Continue

Weinberger: COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Continue

Even though FDA-authorized coronavirus vaccines are now widely available, writes Hannah Weinberger (@Weinbergrrrrr) for Crosscut, people continue to participate in clinical trials of new COVID-19 vaccines. Her story discusses a new University of Washington clinical...

Mapes: Reducing Bias, Improving Care

Mapes: Reducing Bias, Improving Care

Diane Mapes (@double_whammied) writes for Fred Hutch News Service about the disparities in cancer prevention, care and research for Black Americans, and the efforts of teams in the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium to reduce these inequalities....

McQuate: Turning Photo Into Video

McQuate: Turning Photo Into Video

A new deep learning method, writes Sarah McQuate (@potassiumwhale) for UW News, can turn a photo of flowing water, smoke or clouds into an endlessly looping, real-looking video. The University of Washington researchers say that by adding more visual information into...

Witze: Astronomy Department in Turmoil

Witze: Astronomy Department in Turmoil

Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) reports for Nature about turmoil in the historic astronomy department of Lund University in Sweden. Independent investigations found that serial harassment by two senior faculty members caused long-lasting, widespread harm to colleagues....