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Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.

Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.
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Stories about science focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KPLU's Health and Science reporter, Keith Seinfeld.






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Rare T. Rex Discovered By Burke Museum Paleontologists

The Burke Museum is getting a new exhibit: A Tyrannosaurus rex skull. Seattle paleontologists unearthed the fossils in northern Montana last summer. It began when two museum volunteers, Jason Love and Luke Tufts, found fragments of large bones belonging to a carnivorous dinosaur. Greg Wilson led the expedition and is Burke Museum’s adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology. He says the excavation team had a feeling they were on the trail of a T. rex. Hear him describe it:

Duration: 00:01:34

Why Do We Age, And What Does It Mean?

What does it mean to age? When are we over the hill? And what are the side effects of a longer lifespan? On our most recent episode of Sound Effect on KPLU, we explored the idea of aging with Dr. Dan Gottschling.

Duration: 00:04:20

At Seattle 'Moonshot' Summit, Researchers Say Big Data Is Key To Accelerating Cancer Cures

Cancer researchers, doctors and survivors gathered Wednesday at hundreds of summits across the country to give guidance to the federal government’s...

Duration: 00:01:27

The Island Marble Butterfly: A Rare Little Beauty Fighting for Survival On San Juan Island

An incredibly rare Northwest butterfly has been listed as a species that qualifies it for federal protection. It’s small, and at first glance, it's...

Duration: 00:01:43

Northwest Scientists Hope To Save The Citrus Industry

Orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime orchards are being wiped out across Florida from a plague called citrus greening disease. A team of scientists from...

Duration: 00:01:36

Bilingual Babies Get A Head Start On Developing Executive Function Skills

Children who are raised in a bilingual home appear to have a head start in building the part of the brain that deals with everything from impulse...

Duration: 00:01:32

Some One-On-One Attention Boosts Chances Of Latinas Getting Screened For Breast Cancer

A new study shows that some one-on-one attention paid to Latinas can boost the likelihood they will be screened for breast cancer. For the study, low...

Duration: 00:01:13

UW Study Shows Positive Mental Health For Transgender Children Supported By Their Families

A groundbreaking study of transgender children by University of Washington researchers finds that kids who are allowed to live as the gender of their...

Duration: 00:01:15

UW Professor Can Tell The Rich From The Poor Using Cell Phone Metadata

Researchers at the University of Washington say they can use phone records to help humanitarian efforts in developing countries. The key is the...

Duration: 00:01:25

Think Laser Beams Are Hot? UW Scientists Got Them To Cool Down Liquids

Researchers at the University of Washington say they have figured out how to make lasers do something they have never done before: make a liquid colder.

Duration: 00:01:21

Can Your Software Ace An 8th Grade Science Test? Paul Allen’s Institute Wants To Know

There are many computer scientists these days trying to create machines that can make connections the way human brains do; but it is not an easy task....

Duration: 00:01:35

Seattle Scientists Edit Genes To Transform Cells From HIV Targets To HIV Killers

Seattle scientists have managed to genetically transform human cells in the lab from HIV targets to HIV killers, and the technique could have...

Duration: 00:01:22

NFL Helps Fund A UW Concussion Research Center

The National Football League is giving $2.5 million to the University of Washington to study concussions in an effort to make sports safer. The...

Duration: 00:01:08

'Girls Can Be Into Gross Things Too': Seattle Researcher Sends Monthly Kits

Imagine getting a box containing a ball of bones and fur regurgitated from an owl. That’s just one of the gross things a Seattle researcher plans to...

Duration: 00:01:21

On The Pot: Sewage Water Reveals Our Marijuana Habits

Sewage reveals a lot about our daily habits. With that in mind, the federal government is paying for a study to test sewage water in Washington State...

Duration: 00:01:03

A Study Finds Men Lie When Their Masculinity Is Threatened

When a man’s masculinity is threatened in a minor way it can lead him to tell blatant lies. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at the...

Duration: 00:01:39

UPDATE: Kennewick Man Was Native American; Gov. Inslee Asks For Return Of R

UPDATE: After DNA testing confirmed the 8,500-year-old Kennewick man was ancestor of modern Washington tribes, Gov. Jay Inslee sent a letter to the U.S....

Duration: 00:01:22

A New Study Shows Early Intervention Helps Children With Autism Spectrum Di

The findings in new study from the University of Washington show that intensive therapy for very young children with autism spectrum disorder appears...

Duration: 00:01:43

For Seattle's Pacific Science Center The U.S. Open Golf Championship Is Tea

Many will tune in to the U.S. Open golf championship in University Place for the grace of a perfect swing or the elegance of a golf ball’s arc. But...

Duration: 00:01:53

Out Of Options, Cancer Patients Respond Well To Seattle Company's Experimen

Seattle-based scientists are reporting more encouraging results from treating blood cancer patients with souped-up immune cells. The trial, part of a...

Duration: 00:01:25

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