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Ministers torpedo ‘Boaty McBoatface’

Boaty McBoatface, the runaway winner in a U.K. poll to name a scientific research vessel, was discarded by ministers who opted instead to call the ship after David Attenborough, the television presenter famed for his natural history documentaries.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Nation & World

Astrophysicist publishes book exploring the universe

CENTRALIA — While Bill Nye the Science Guy is rarely, if ever, seen without a bowtie, Toledo theoretical astrophysicist Ethan Siegel prefers his ensembles to include a kilt.

Date: 05/06/2016 | Northwest

Clean energy advances validate U.S. investment

So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area — energy and the environment — where the Obama administration has made startling progress that could be reversed if either of the GOP front-runners...

Date: 04/07/2016 | Opinion Columnists

2 years after Oso slide

Viewpoints: What we know and what we don't

Date: 03/27/2016 | Commentary

STEM offers world of possibilities — and fun

Don't tell your kids that it's smart to study STEM. Don't tell them that the highest starting salaries are in STEM fields. And please don't tell them that 90 percent of unfilled jobs in our county next year will be in STEM and health care.Science, technology, engineering and...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Commentary

His path is vetted

Cedar Park Christian senior Nick Muir wants to be a veterinarian

Date: 03/07/2016 | Local News

Better than barracks

Fisheries scientists look forward to new center in Mukilteo

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News

Rocking with robots

Marysville Arts & Technology High senior totally into robotics

Date: 02/15/2016 | Local News

Combined weight of climate data impossible to ignore

For those still unconvinced about the reality of climate change, the year that just ended should erase any doubt. Climate data from the air, land and water all reveal an indisputable portrait of a warming world.On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Date: 01/24/2016 | Commentary

Who should we believe: Big Oil or scientists?

I read with great interest Mr. Rash's guest commentary in Saturday's Herald, "There are no climate deniers, only skeptics of doomsayers," and it raised a lot of questions for me that maybe he could...

Date: 01/15/2016 | Commentary

Boulder over your neighbors

Huge rock can be yours, but there are a few rules set in stone

Date: 10/23/2015 | Local News

Robotics rock

Cascade High's Julia Loewen totally into field of study

Date: 10/05/2015 | Local News

Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World

Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Nation & World

Good science comes from highly-scrutinized results

A study in the journal Science confirms that not every report published in a top-flight academic journal can be taken as gospel, no matter how much you might want the reported findings to be true. Researchers tried to reproduce the results from 100 studies printed in three major psychology journals...

Date: 09/07/2015 | Commentary

Summer of science

Kids study and learn at Everett Parks camp

Date: 08/16/2015 | Explore NW

Glacier Peak could get more monitors to track seismic activity

GLACIER PEAK — The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Snohomish County’s only volcano.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News

Tests, class sizes, mandates take joy out of teaching

A recent letter to the Herald berated teachers for complaining about salary. He used a valid argument. We all knew going into this profession we were not going to be making a doctor's wages. This fact is true now, and it was true 23 years ago when I got my first teaching job.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Commentary

Dogs split from wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA suggests

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago — not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had proposed."Dogs may...

Date: 05/22/2015 | Nation & World

STEM study also opens up careers in outdoors

It's heartening to see school districts, state lawmakers and nonprofits like Washington STEM show strong support for improving education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As others have noted, Washington has the highest concentration of STEM jobs in the country, and...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Commentary

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